Motivating the unmotivated is often a teachers hardest job. Students begrudgingly write two sentences when you ask for a paragraph, others whine and complain about free reading time, and still others defiantly put their heads down and refuse to move when presented with a math worksheet. Without motivation no learning can happen. Consequently, motivation is a key component in student engagement and learning. Some students are self-motivated- these students make life easy for teachers! Other students require certain needs to be met before they are able to begin their work.
In this resource you will find the eight different motivators developed by Rick Lavoie, along with actions step to take toward using each motivator in your classroom.