When I read about motivating students, a lot of it comes down to things that I as the teacher am supposed to do, including:
- Reinforcing positive behavior
- Providing options for student assignments
- Planning lessons around student interests
- Providing students with positive reinforcement (i.e., pizza parties, stickers, extra credit)
The list goes on.
These teacher-focused motivation tools got me thinking — if I want my students to be motivated, why am I the one putting in all of the effort to keep them motivated? They should be intrinsically motivated, …