Education • Future • Learning
So you're a teacher, a captivating performer, required to lead your classroom through the learning journey!
Every teacher knows this is not a black and white concept. The dream is to have your students listening attentively every lesson and hanging on your every word, soaking up what you have to share with them like little knowledge sponges.
It just isn't going to happen like that. It will not happen by itself either.
That's just life. Your students are little humans too. To add to this equation, if you're working with teens it's normal to see a little rebellion. You are after all, the teacher, the automatic enemy and you're there in essence to 'tell them what to do' - and we all know how much teens love that.
We are all motivated by something! It's something that is innate in the human psyche. There is usually something worth pursuing for us...as long as the effort presents us with a reward.
This reward may look, feel, taste or take shape in a certain way that may be unique to the person's goals and desires, however, at it's simplest, you can't deny that a reward after some hard work makes us feel good.
For some it's something that motivates, "If I do this, then I will achieve this".
The students in your classroom feel the same way and just a heads-up, if you haven't already realised, learning isn't always something that they are motivated by.