In this session we are going to focus on one of the Habits for Excellent Teaching: student motivation. I hope to clearly explain what student motivation is? Why is student motivation important to academic success? What does a motivated student look like? Techniques to help students who may initially be resistant. What is your plan to motivate children around “I Want to Achieve!” and “I Believe I can Achieve at high levels!”
The objective for today is that you will leave this session with a plan outlining the methods by which you will motivate students. The outline that you create today will serve as a foundation for the practices/behaviors you will utilize to motivate students. I am going to ask at this time this you pull out a writing utensil and set aside a sheet of paper to use later on in the session. I’ll give you all about 30 seconds to get prepared.
A Teacher who excels in motivating students exhibits two qualities. The first is : the ability to create a powerful learning environment and the second is the personal motivation to consistently evaluate your performance to excel in your role Bullet 1: The action steps that you all can take to create a powerful learning environment are (read slide). What does this look like in a classroom? Marc consistently comes to tutorial without a pencil and paper. Instead of getting frustrated and lecturing to Marc regarding how is consistently unprepared for his class– Think What action step can I take to influence a change in my students behavior. How can I can I help Marc get organized and remember his materials?Bullet 2: It is imperative that this is the crux of your teaching/tutoring philosophy. Notice the action word is “demonstrates” not “believes”. You must display actions that demonstrate to your students that you believe that they will be college-ready upon completion of high school. So if you’re telling a student, yes I believe you will go to college and when they ask you to help them find information on colleges you only pull up information on HCC. This action demonstrates that you believe that they will not be successful or be able to afford to attend at a state school, private school, or Ivy League school. This may not be your intent, maybe you are taking a class at HCC and you grabbed a guidebook for your student…but students pick up on this cues—purposeful or not– you need to be fully aware of this. We have to believe that we have total control over this---MUST have to be successful Don’t focus on what we don’t have---mindset We focus on what we have and use that. i.e. Apollo mission to create a life saving device to conserve oxygen vs. complaining about not having the right materials.Use a personal example--- DR establishing a literacy program in an abandonedSolution orientedYOU GOT THIS
An unmotivated student is a student who does not yet see the value in their efforts.Hook - Miracle on Ice speech- Herb Brooks Speech – you tube clip 2 ½ minutesThe Miracle on Ice was a medal-round men’s ice hocked game during the 1980 Winter Olympics. The US team, made up of amateur and collegiate players defeated the Soviet team, which was considered the best hockey tem in the world. Team USA went on to win the gold medal. The world was impressed with their gains, there current success was “good enough for them, and beating the Soviets was not an expectation, nor a mindset.” How could amateur players beat the best pro hockey players? It would be like a group college players from South Africa beating the best Pro Basketball players in the Gold Medal round. Coach knew that the team believed they had accomplished enough and were accepting defeat via reading press..news and their own mental blocks. He plans out talk to get the to “want to achieve….” and the hardest part “Believing they can achieve the unthinkable.”-Observe and note Kurt Russell's strategy to motivate players from I want to I can. What his body language, his eyes, his speech and emphasis…what are all the strategies he uses to motivate his players.30 seconds to write it all down– share in your groups for 1 minute.In your interview we talked about getting kids to want to do it..but the hard part is helping them believe that they can
These 3 points touches upon the internal locus of control You ARE going to do this--mindsetPersonal relationshipsTutoring culture and climate
With someone next to you share what it looks like.
Skill set you need to work on as a teacher
Soft bigotry of low expectations Give each person/group paper to write their own example DiscussGive an example of a student who doesn’t get the correct answer…first PN then AP
Very suttle actions can demotivate a childThe better you know your student the better you can their math skills useful by relating it to their world
A student doesn’t makes a mistake and the partner student calls the student “dumb”. Write and AP and PN
15m to start graphic organizer “Student Motivation Plan”
Habits for Excellent TeachingStudent Motivation<br />August 6, 2010<br />
Habits for Excellent Teaching<br />Session Objective: <br />Teachers will establish a foundation for behaviors that motivate students<br /> <br />
Habits for Excellent Teaching<br /> Creates a powerful learning environment<br />Takes responsibility for motivating students; develops positive relationships with students and treats them with respect<br />Seeks excellence as a practitioner and as an Excellent Teachers<br />Demonstrates conviction that ALL students will go to college!<br />Assumes an internal locus of control!<br />
Habits for Excellent Teaching<br />Key idea: <br /> Motivating students to learn is our responsibility.<br />
Habits for Excellent Teaching<br />Motivating students comes from….<br />Who you are!<br />What you do!<br />What you believe!<br />It’s complex & difficult to fake <br />Telling All students you believe in them is different then actually believing in All of them.<br />
Habitsfor Excellent Teaching<br />The 2 most import questions that need to be answered in order to motivate students.<br />How will you motivate students to believe ‘I Can Accomplish End of Year Goals’?<br />How will you motivate students to feel ‘I Want ToAccomplish End of Year Goals’?<br />
Habits for Excellent Teaching<br />“Belief About Intelligence &<br /> Children’s Capacity to Learn”<br />“Beliefs about Learning Itself”<br />Please take 5 minutes to read the page from The Skillful Teacher, by Sapphier, Haley-Speca, & Grower (2007)<br />Take 5 minutes to write down on a file card or paper what this looks like visually. <br /> Sentence starter: If I walked into the classroom of a teacher that has the mindset from the article I would see…<br />
Habitsfor Excellent Teaching<br />Skill set for student motivation:<br />Motivate through our expectations<br />Motivate through personal relationships<br />Motivate through our tutoring culture & climate<br />
Habits for Excellent Teaching<br />Motivate through our expectations<br />
Habitsfor Excellent Teaching<br />Motivate through our Personal Relationships<br />
Habits for Excellent Teaching<br />Motivate through our Classroom Culture & Climate<br />
Habits for Excellent Teaching<br />Creating & Committing <br />to your ‘Student Motivation Plan!’<br />Things I currently do:<br />1. Write down what do you do already in regards to the following:<br />Motivating through expectations<br />Motivating through personal relationships<br />Motivating through classroom culture & climate<br />Things I will commit to do:<br />2. Write down what STRATEGIES will you implement to improve this area in order to create a powerful learning environment & motivate students.<br />
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