Tackling the Motivation Crisis: How to Activate Student Learning Without Behavior Charts, Pizza Parties, or Other Hard-to-Quit Incentive Systems

Jan

When:
October 28, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
2021-10-28T09:00:00-04:00
2021-10-28T15:00:00-04:00
Where:
Grappone Center
70 Consitution Ave
Concord
NH
Contact:
Jan Yost, Executive Director
6036745433
Tackling the Motivation Crisis: How to Activate Student Learning Without Behavior Charts, Pizza Parties, or Other Hard-to-Quit Incentive Systems @ Grappone Center

“Do we have to do this?” “Is this going to be graded?” “When am I ever going to use this in real life?”

Questions like this are infuriating. They seem to indicate a lack of motivation in students, and it’s so disheartening to feel like we’re having to threaten or bribe students to get them to do schoolwork. After all, didn’t we get into teaching because we’re passionate about learning—and don’t we want our students to share that passion?

In this active and interactive (and dare I say provocative?) workshop, we’ll explore the question of motivation in great depth. We’ll look at common school practices (such as traditional grading, incentive systems, and praise) that are meant to motivate but which actually demotivate. We’ll also explore lots of practical strategies for tapping into students’ intrinsic motivations so that they’ll be more energized and engaged with daily learning. You’ll walk away from this workshop with a more complete understanding of how motivation actually works as well as many strategies for making learning more motivational for your students.

More information will be available soon.