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By Marie Menna Pagliaro

Beginning with guiding academics in setting up a good and supportive studying atmosphere for scholar fulfillment, Academic Success then offers a evaluate of behavioral, constructivist, and cognitive studying theories. those theories are mirrored in the 4 major different types with which academics needs to consistently deal, those being motivation; goals/objectives and suggestions; offering unique studying; and reinforcement. educational good fortune provides a variety of examples of lecture room functions that convey how the theories might be applied. This ebook additionally deals a case learn that demonstrates how with one teacher’s initiative, studying theories have been utilized to actively contain scholars inside of a faculty, institution district, and beyond.

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What about you, Henrietta? Henrietta: A tuna fish sandwich. ” Mr. ] Mr. Jacobs: Tuna is a very good source of protein, Henrietta. Whoever prepared that lunch is smart and must really care about you. And what do you have for lunch, George? Securing and Maintaining Student Motivation 17 George: A ham sandwich. Mr. Jacobs: Also a great source of protein. Well, class, I brought my lunch today, too. [Mr. ] What do you think is in my lunch box? Frank. Frank: Soup and crackers. Mr. Jacobs: Maybe. What do you think, Johnny?

In preparing the unit goals, Ms. Donaldson has tried to phrase them in a personal way. She knows that when learning is personalized, students are more motivated (Chapter 3). Her unit goals are: • Apply your knowledge of food choices and menus to plan a balanced diet • Use new technologies to plan and prepare nutritious meals for a variety of dietary needs • Adjust your own diet to accommodate changing levels of activity or to meet your nutritional needs throughout the life cycle • Identify ways to meet basic needs of all your family members 36 Chapter 4 • Take reasoned action toward reaching personal health goals Ms.

Scott: And why is knowing that important for you [personal] to know? Henry. Henry: Because I bought them and use them. Personal motivation can be enhanced by using the pronoun “you” in lessons and in classroom interactions. 10, Mr. Scott emphasized the importance of the content for “you” to know. Note also how “you” can be used effectively by teachers in demonstrating sensitivity and support by communicating that they have heard and understand students’ feelings by paraphrasing some of their comments made in frustration or anger.

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