One of the most important aspects of a teacher’s job is to motivate students. In order for a student to be motivated, he or she must possess a desire to learn and be willing to aim this desire toward achieving academic goals. For successful student motivation to occur, a student must want to participate in the learning process.
This is not a simple task for teachers to accomplish; but when done correctly, student motivation can have great results. A high school student who has little or no interest in attending college can be motivated enough to change his or her mind. It only takes one teacher, and sometimes the guidance of parents – but it certainly can be done.
There are several factors that have a direct effect upon student motivation. Among them are:
– Academic challenges
– Parental involvement in a student’s academic life
– The building of a student’s self-esteem
Let us take a more in-depth look at each one of these factors.
Praise, enthusiasm, positive feedback, rewards, and a positive environment are just a few ways a teacher can help stimulate student...