Creating Motivation offers practical strategies teachers can use to ignite their students’ motivation. Motivation is a central component of any learning endeavour, but it can be tricky to distinguish between students who are bored and restless, and students who are demotivated.
Creating Motivation includes practical, ready-to-use activities in three sections:
- Group Processes offers activities that help the students to find their place in the group, get acquainted with each other and develop a feeling of belonging. Creating cohesive, trusting groups is a key role for the teacher.
- Priming involves activities that demand concentration to get students ready for learning. It pays to dedicate the first few minutes of a lesson to eliminating distractions and focusing on the here and now.
- Surprise and Stimulate uses different approaches and activity types to engage students both affectively and intellectually and challenge them to think.
Creating Motivation introduces a creative pedagogy that embraces teaching as an art form celebrating uncertainty and risk. Creative teachers are rewarded by their students’ enhanced motivation to learn.