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Tips for Motivating the Students

Relation in Motivation

We can look that extrinsic and intrinsic motivation related to each other in figure. If we can motivate the students well, we can help them successful in the future.

There are many ways to motivate the student in teaching learning process, the ways to motivate the student -- expectation and explanation, satisfying the need of the student, caring, and reward also privileges. In addition, there are still many ways to motivate the students; those are expectation, uplifting, praise, variation, success, relevance, engaging questions, and problem solving. In this below are the explanations about those all.

Expectation and explanation means that students have to know what they expected and what they are expected to learn. Students have to understand directions and goals before the beginning of assignment or assessment. They will need to know why the topic is important and interesting. Students can be expected to participate for their learning through their participation. Modeling and explaining what is expected when participating will provide the intelligibility the student needs to be successful in their participation. When the student feels successful in participating, they will feel safe and accepted by both the teacher and their friends.

Satisfying the need of the student means that student has the need to be having fun when they are enjoying the learning process. The teacher has to make a fun and inviting classroom atmosphere, because it will encourage motivation and achievement of the students. Giving the students a choice of assignments may provide a more motivated student than one assignment given to the entire class. Students have different learning styles. Teaching the student in their preferred learning style will satisfy the learning style hurdle faced by the student.

Caring means that the students will respond with a positive attitude and respect for the teacher if their teacher caring and interest to the students. The students are motivated to do an activity in the school well to gain the approval from their teacher. We know that the emotional of the student plays in an important role in student motivation. Providing a positive learning experience for the student will help the student learn and remember the material for a longer period of time.

Rewards and privileges are needed when the students are not intrinsically motivated. For this reason the teacher should give the students rewards and privileges as the extrinsic motivation. It will help them with their desire to achieve the goal of learning. We consider that the students like the feeling of accomplishment and recognition, rewards and privileges provide a sense of recognition for a job well done. Extrinsic motivators can eventually produce intrinsic motivation through the sense of this recognition and accomplishment.

Uplifting means that the teacher should keep the atmosphere in the classroom always positive and uplifting, a cheerful and motivating environment will fill the students’ intrinsic need to succeed in their dream. Then the next way to motivate students is praise. It means that the teacher has to make positive reinforcement. It is used to try and check the true method of teaching new material. In here the teacher has to permit the students know that they have done a good job. For example, teacher can give rewards or stickers for high test scores to the student.

Another way to motivate the student is giving Variation. We know that everyone learns in different way, so the teacher will need to vary the means by which students earn rewards. Teacher has to look at all aspects of the classroom when they are creating ways to reward the students. This includes test scores, daily lessons, and even behavior. Not only that but also there are many ways to motivate the student namely giving success. The teacher can motivate students by showing them that they can be successful in the classroom. Teachers can differentiate instruction to meet the students' needs by adjusting the corresponding class work to the appropriate levels. Class work can be modified in a variety of ways: shortened assignments, extra response time or enrichment activities.

The other way to motivate student is showing the relevance material with the real life. This is one of the most effective motivation techniques, especially for the older students, it is showing the meaning and purpose to their hard work. The teacher has to guide them to discuss the new material, and allow students to draw on their own experiences to enrich and comprehend the new material. The next way is Engaging Questions. The teacher is giving questions that will get the students to talk and also guide the students to reach the topic by bringing what they know about the topic to the classroom discussion. The teacher can make assessment by using clarifying any questions that arise by encouraging them to talk to each other first and expand on their pre-existing knowledge. The last way to motivate the students is by problem solving. Teaching students how to overcome challenges is another important factor in keeping them motivated. If they have the skills to navigate the problems, they encounter they will achieve more. One way to do so is to encourage the students to ask questions when the students are unclear on new material.
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