Motivation & Learning: Practical Teaching Strategies & Tips

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Motivation and Learning by Spence Rogers. (1999) 1999: Peak Learning Systems: Evergreen, Colorado. 274 pages

Course Description

This course will provide strategies and tips on ways for teachers to increase motivation and learning for students in the classroom. They will examine brain-based learning and multiple intelligences to help teachers design instructional units. Hundreds of teaching tips and student activities are presented for teacher implementation. Teachers will view DVDs about consciousness, quantum physics and the Law of Attraction. Educators will also learn about developing instructionally supportive activities and strategies to improve motivational and instructional impact in classrooms.

Course Objectives

1. Teachers will review student relationships and how to make learning easier without lowering standards. They will learn how to use various teaching tips and strategies.

2. Students will read about various quick-tips for increasing motivation and learning. They will examine and apply the various ideas for possible applications into their teaching environment.

3. Educators will examine how motivation works in human behavior and how to get students to be intrinsically motivated. The videos: The Law of Attraction and Quantum Physics are also viewed to blend consciousness concepts into motivation applications.

4. Educators will examine the motivation tips as they relate to instructional content and teaching for classroom implementation.

5. Teachers will learn about assessments, testing, and grading tips as they check for validity regarding testing and how they can be used for motivating students.

Motivation & Learning: Practical Teaching Strategies & Tips

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3 Credits

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

1. Student Motivation
2. Enhancing Motivation and Commitment to Quality
3. Making Teaching Easier
4. Building Knowledge and Understanding
5. Collaborative Groups
6. Self-Reflection and Assessment Prompts
7. Exciting Projects, Products, and Performance Ideas

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book Motivation and Learning by Spence Rogers. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or instructional practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book Readings
2. Chapter Reviews/Reflections
3. DVD Movie Review
4. Project or Activity
5. Final Essay (APA or MA writing format)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Motivation & Learning: Practical Teaching Strategies & Tips

$395

3 Credits

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Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
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