Friday, February 25, 2011

Chapter 9 questions 2 and 3

2: State at least five general principles that are implications for teaching from motivation theory

One way is by creating a positive teaching environment. This will keep the students more interested in the lesson.

Second using different teaching strategies is a good thing to remember. Students are known for having short attention spans so doing or saying the same thing every day won’t keep them instructed.
Third principle is using external forms of motivation with care. It is a key to have your students motivated.

Forth principal is to help students attribute their success and failure to a cause that they control. Giving students control will most likely lead more to success rather than failure.
Last principal is to have humor. Humor can create a good learning environment when done right and in moderation.

3: Describe nine ways that teachers can promote the personal growth of students through personal interaction. 
1. Learning the names of your students is a great way to promote growth. Knowing the students name will show that you care about them. 2. Enthusiastic and positive in what you do will rub off on the students and they will get hyped up too. Being enthusiastic will get your students more excited.3. Have a caring attitude towards students. Showing the studnets that you care will make them want to be there. Also some students feel like teachers don’t want to waste their time with them because they maybe be the “bad seed” this is why you should treat each student with respect and show them that you care.4. Reinforce basic school etiquette. Honesty, respect, charter, and responsibly to name a few are things that all students should show.
5. Stop destructive behaviors the right way. Don’t ignore them, but don’t call them out infront of the class. For example if a student is talking or playing with something while you are talking simply walk over and stand by them or direct your focus to them (say their name in what you are talking about)  so they get back on task.6. Do not be threatened by student misbehavior. It is good to take what students say or do with a grain of salt. Try to redirect their misbehavior into something productive so that you are effective with your job. 7. Treat all students equitably. Give feedback to everyone. Don’t only talk to some students when they do something bad. It is good to always be positive to all students.8. Learn to listen and observe students responses. This is key because if students are struggling they will most likely become off-task students. This could lead to more problems for the entire class. 9. Challenge and track yourself. Challenging yourself will keep the students interested. Tracking what you say and do will give you more respect from the students because you are not stumbling or repeating yourself.

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