Are you undermining student motivation??

Please read below!! These are elements based on research observations that undermine student motivation…

  • An emphasis on correct answers rather than learning from mistakes.image
  • Very little praise given to students.
  • Students have little or no choice in learning activities.
  • Everyone does the same work.
  • Modeling is rare or non-existent.
  • Extra schoolwork is given as punishment.
  • Lessons are not connected to each other.
  • Lecturing is done more than leading discussions.
  • Frequent reminders are made concerning upcoming standardized tests.
  • Classroom has little or no accountable talk throughout the day.

Throw ALL these behaviors into the instructional trashcan!!  Motivation is a huge factor in student achievement!

Information adapted from Richard Allington’s What Really Matters In Response to Intervention.

J.

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