How To Motivate Students


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This is a workshop to demonstrate how riveting motivating students in the interlearning process is. Just some aspects to be considered in the classroom management

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How To Motivate Students

  1. 1. Pablo Mejía Maldonado, Esp, MSc.Friday, 02 August 2013 1
  2. 2. How to motivate students 3 Motivation is essential to success Without motivation Ss certainly fail to make the necessary effort • Are all Ss motivated in the same way? • What is the teacher’s role in a S’s motivation? • How motivation can be sustained?
  3. 3. How to motivate students 4
  4. 4. EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION It is caused by any number of outside factor: • need to pass an exam • the hope of financial reward • possibility or future travel INTRINSIC MOTIVATION By contrast, comes from within the individual • the enjoyment of the learning process itself • a desire to make themselves feel better. How to motivate students
  5. 5. 6 Motivation can be affected and influenced by ATTITUDE of people. The society we live in: • Is the language learning part of the curriculum of high or low status? • Are the cultural images associated with English positive or negative? Significant others: • the influence of people who are close to them. • the attitude of parents and older sibblings will be crucial. How to motivate students
  6. 6. 7 • S/he is clearly the MAJOR factor in the continuance of a student’s motivation in a positive classroom atmosphere. How to motivate students The teacher: ASSIT IN SETTING AND MONITORING GOALS
  7. 7. 8 •The way in which teaching and learning take place is VITAL. How to motivate students The method:
  8. 8. 9  Be sure students are physically comfortable.  Open the door when the room is too hot  Make sure all the students can see the board and hear the tape recorder properly. How to motivate students Take into account class time when students are often tired during lesson planning. e.g. something light and fun for last class periods in the morning or for Friday. CREATE A SAFE CLASSROOM ATMOSPHERE
  9. 9. 10  The average S has an attention span of 20-30 minutes. Therefore, vary the lesson with different techniques and strategies: pair/group work, time-limited tasks, etc. How to motivate students Do not overload Ss. Give them time to prepare, think and consolidate knowledge.
  10. 10. 11  Plan work and classroom activities so that Ss may take roles of varying levels of responsibility. How to motivate students Take care to select materials and activities which are suitable for the student’s level. Classes are often multi-level. Teachers need to consider stronger and weaker students and provide an easier option and /or extra materials for early finishers.
  11. 11. 12  Teachers need to VARY not only the activity types (methodological strategies and procedures), but also subject matter, pace, power and the amount of movement and noise in the classroom How to motivate students MODEL EXCITEMENT FOR LEARNING
  12. 12. 13  There can be many purposes for using BGM in language teaching. Play it when Ss are tired, bored, or discouraged. The selection of music reflects the culture of the English speaking countries. How to motivate students
  13. 13. 14 • Relax students •Activate students • Get students to be attentive •let students have fun • Change the classroom atmosphere •Create learning situations • Make students quiet or noisy •Improve concentration • Inspire right-brain creative thinking skills •Strengthen intuitive thinking • Increase verbal, emotional, spacial intelligence. skills How to motivate students
  14. 14. 15 1. At the beginning of a lesson. 2. During small group discussion 3. When the teacher reads a text 4. At the end of a class 5. During reading practice 6. During a short quiz 7. For a game 8. For listening practice 9. For pair work 10. As a signal to start or end a task How to motivate students
  15. 15. 16 1. Make an effort to build a good rapport. Activities to break the ice are very important at the beginning of the course, but it is also necessary to continue taking dynamics into consideration throughout the term and to choose activities accordingly. Ss write sentences in which the first word begins with A, the second word begins with B, the third word begins with C, and so on. START AT THE VERY BEGINNING How to motivate students
  16. 16. 17 1. Students may quickly lose motivation through feelings or failure. 2. A students who is overcorrected while speaking may be discouraged from joining in future discussions; just as students whose written work is returned covered in red ink may not hand in next homework. 3. Encourage Ss by making them aware of their strengths and progress. Give the praise when it is due. 4. Ss fear making mistakes. Let them go on. This will give them a sense of confidence. 5. Go over common mistakes after Ss finish their participation. How to motivate students ENCOURAGING STUDENTS INPUT FOR CLASSROOM PROCEDURES
  17. 17. 18 1. Make Ss responsible for the subject matter. 2. Do the needs and wants analysis to find out what the Ss’ interests, needs, and experiences are. In addition, it can be refleted on the success or failure of the activities and topics. 3. Often the easiest way to involve Ss is to take them and their own knowledge, experiences and lives the content of the lesson. How to motivate students SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY The way Ss interact with their surroundings
  18. 18. 19 1. Talk to Ss humanely and sensitively. 2. Foment confidence in the classroom in order to have a warm and enjoyable atmosphere. How to motivate students MODEL THE CONNECTION BETWEEN RESPONSIBILITY AND LEARNING
  19. 19. 20 • Be approachable and supportive. While encouraging Ss to help each other, you need to create an atmosphere in which Ss are not afraid to ask and speak in English, What really care is communication. How to motivate students • Some Ss can feel so nervous that might forget everything and their task performance could fail. • Make the learning process and the environment as relaxed and pleasurable as possible. DEMONSTRATE POSITIVE EXPECTATIONS
  20. 20. 21 Since HUMOR: 1. Provides motivation and enhance mood and spirit 2. Decreases stress 3. Induces relaxation How to motivate students
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