How Does an Educator Motivate?
In ECS 100 this winter, we were placed in groups according to our choice of topics for the Topic Exploration assignments. Our task was to create a presentation that would teach the rest of the class about our papers.
In this way, I was able to collaborate with other students who also researched something along the lines of motivation. I learned a lot from my group in the time I got to spend with them. Together, we discussed the importance of motivation in the classrooms, and different ways that an educator can keep their classes motivated to learn.
We discussed individual topics such as alternative seating, self-expression, the importance of choice, student-teacher relationships, and creativity. All of these components have a significant impact on motivation, and each section includes different ways to keep students motivated.
Together, we talked about the key elements of all of our information and decided to create a video (attached below) to help get the key parts of our message across in a fun way.