Top 10 Motivation Tips for the Classroom

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Provide Multiple Opportunities for Students to Set Goals

Students should have multiple opportunities to set their own academic goals. Invite them to establish obtainable goals for a lesson, a unit, or even for the whole year. Ask them what they would like to learn about a topic and what they think they must do to learn that material. Psychologists tell us that the goals we set for ourselves (as opposed to the goals others set for us) are intrinsically more motivational. We're more inclined to pursue those goals and relish in the success that comes about when we achieve them.

From The Complete Idiot's Guide to Success as a Teacher © 2005 by Anthony D. Fredericks.

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