Tips on motivation: When faced with an unmotivated student.

Principle:Students do a task because it is fun, it brings them some external contingency, or it is seen as an important and useful thing to do.

• Find a way to make the task more interesting and enjoyable; this will increase the intrinsic motivation value of the task for students.
• Associate an extrinsic reward with task participation and completion; this will increase the intrinsic motivation value of the task for students.
• Explain carefully to students precisely why the task is important, meaningful, and valuable to them; this should increase the identified value of the task and influence self-regulation by students.
From the book: Educational Psychology: Effective Teaching, Effective Learning (3 ed.)

Author: Allick Delancy

WE ALL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO DO GREAT THINGS IN LIFE! The areas of education, psychology, motivation, behavioural coaching, management of stress, anger and conflict, has always interested Allick Delancy. For this reason, over the years he has conducted research in these fields and has experienced great success in writing, lecturing and assisting other persons to develop their fullest potentials. He has obtained a Bachelors of Science in Behavioural Sciences with an emphasis in Psychology and Sociology. Allick Delancy also earned a Masters of Arts degree in Educational Psychology, with general emphasis in Learning, Development, Testing and Research from Andrews University. He has worked in the field of community mediation, education--conducting life skills training (for students, teachers and parents), as well as conducting Functional Behavioural Assessments and developing Functional Behavioural Plans. He also lectures at the Bachelors degree level in Early Childhood and Family Studies, Leadership and Management and co-wrote an undergraduate course in social work.

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