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Motivation in your classroom: what’s in it for me?

Reading Time: 4 minutesLast time, we examined the psychological need to complete things and make them whole, and how that can be exploited to help students stay motivated. The word ‘need’ is a key term when we’re looking at students’ motivation, of course.  At its most fundamental level, motivation is all about wants


Motivation in your classroom: completion

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn my previous post in this series on quick and simple ways to motivate our students, I looked at setting measurable targets for tasks and classroom activities, the idea being that giving students a specific outcome to aim for leads to a sense of achievement. Part of meeting a measurable