How to Motivate Students: What NOT to Do

Knowing  how to motivate students is one of the hall marks of a teacher’s life. Indeed, if educators have no idea how to motivate students, then the learning process is completely stymied.
Today on, our centerpiece article deals with how to motivate students. Penned by frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, who is a seasoned elementary school educator based in Upstate New York, the article points out several reasons why motivation is never achieved in the classroom, including:
  • The Lesson or Content is Boring
  • Students Don’t Comprehend the Content
  • And More!

Janelle sums up her article thusly: “Teachers are not intentionally trying to teach students boring subjects, and they are not trying to talk their ears off. What they are doing is teaching students to the best of their ability. What we can take away from this is to make sure that we are teaching to each child’s unique ability, allowing students an ample amount of time to work with others, utilizing even more technology, not lecturing too much, and finding alternative methods to explain information.”
Do you know how to motivate students? Do you have any suggestions? Please feel free to leave your comments and thoughts in the section below, we would love to hear what you have to say.
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