Student Motivation

2018 Survey Results: A Focus on Character

Contributor: | File type : Article

In this fourth installment of survey results, we examine what teachers say about their students’ character. We also publish the observations about education that rose to the top for many educ... Read More

2018 Survey Results: Attitudes toward Education and Support from the Community

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How do teachers, board members, and other team members feel about their work in education? In this section of the survey results, we explore morale, as well as levels of support from administration... Read More

Majoring in Motivation (Deana Swanson)

Contributor: Deana Swanson | Length : 64 | File type : Audio

Effectively motivating our students goes far beyond a piece of candy or a sticker chart. It is possible to create a classroom culture in which all students, even the ones who are the least excited abo... Read More

Obstacles to Learning – Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, Willful (Conrad Sollenberger)

Conrad Sollenberger | Student Motivation | Teaching & Learning

“What is with this child!?” The objective of this presentation is to discuss various things about human makeup that disrupt learning for a child, learn to identify them, and consider ways to handle ... Read More

Cultivating The Affections (Jonas Sauder)

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | Length : 47 | File type : Audio

Every student brings an attitude along to school. How can teachers help students discipline their attitudes?

Training The Will (Jonas Sauder)

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | Length : 54 | File type : Audio

Students make choices every day. How can teachers train them to freely, cheerfully and willingly will to do their best?

Shaping The Mind (Jonas Sauder)

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | Length : 44 | File type : Audio

Students can study identical content, yet develop different thought processes. How can teachers influence students’ thinking?

Students Becoming Persons (Chester Weaver)

Contributor: Chester Weaver | Length : 62 | File type : Audio

The sooner students discover their own identity the better. This talk discusses hindrances to authentic personhood as well as how the school can nurture personhood development.

Activities That Create Sustainable Motivation

Contributor: Erikson Lehman | Length : 6 | File type : Video

How do you keep your students motivated to learn? Erikson cautions against relying too much on external rewards systems or opportunities for silliness. Instead, he recommends activities that teach lif... Read More

Building Life-Long Skills: Using a Classroom Financial System

Contributor: Chester Weaver | Length : 9 | File type : Video

How do you manage the little infractions that test your classroom discipline? How do you organize school chores? Teach money management skills? Choose year-end gifts?Chester Weaver describes the m... Read More