Motivating the underachieving student can often appear to be an insurmountable task. Telling these students to
try harder is a commonly applied strategy that rarely yields the desired results. This workshop offers research-based
techniques for recognizing the sources of students' motivational deficits and addressing the origins rather than the
symptom of the problems.
- Provide a brief review of the research on motivation.
- Identify classroom practices that impact motivation.
- Align motivational strategies with the nature of students' motivational challenges.
- Participants will access research on motivation.
- Participants will identify instructional and classroom managment practices that impact motivation.
- Participants will examine behaviors characteristic of different types of motivational challenges.
- Participants will align motivational strategies with the needs of targeted students.
Suggested Time Allotment for This Workshop:
- Full Content Development: 4 hours
Educators will be able to modify their own instructional and classroom management practices to align with the motivational
strategies their students need. Research foundations, identification of motivational needs, and strategies for addressing
motivational needs will be addressed.
- Introduction to Types of Motivation and How Classroom Practices Impact Student Motivation: 1-2 Hours
Educators will be able to identify the types of motivation students exhibit and the research on how instructional and behavior
management strategies impact student motivation. A brief introduction to lesson and classroom management modification
for the enhancement of motivation will also be presented.