TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. LEARNER MOTIVATION
2. GROUP WORK
3. CULTURAL DIVERSITY
4. MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
5. TEACHING AND LEARNING STYLES
Irrespective of the depth of knowledge of the subject matter and teaching techniques known by an educator, it is very paramount for educators to know how to get learners actively involved in learning. It is very crucial to understand how to manage the entire classroom so as to get learners engaged in the task marked for them such that they are excited to be at school, eager to learn, and focused on lessons. I will be examining this task under the following aspects: …show more content…
What do the students find intrinsically motivating? What are their wants or needs? By avoiding work in which students will be criticized or punished, the students' intrinsic motivation will be ignited.
When possible, let students have some say in choosing what will be studied.
Give students options on term papers or other assignments (but not on tests). Let students decide between two locations for the field trip, or have them select which topics to explore in greater depth. If possible, include optional or alternative units in the course.
Get to know your students.
Whenever possible, share something about yourself with your students. Look for opportunities to let them know who you are and what you stand for.
Vary your teaching methods.
Instructors who teach in a variety of ways are able to meet the diverse learning of all of their students. Variety reawakens students' involvement in the course and their motivation. Break the routine by incorporating a variety of teaching activities and methods in your course: role playing, debates, brainstorming, discussion, demonstrations, case studies, audiovisual presentations, guest speakers, or small group work.
Emphasize mastery and learning rather than grades
Ames and Ames (1990) report on two secondary school math