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Motivation: A Key to Effective Teaching  PDF
Patrick J. Eggleton

Vol. 3, No. 2

Motivation in the classroom is the result of several different features. Teacher personality is one key determinant in the level of student motivation: teachers that interact effectively with students, who use humor positively and listen, will help to motivate students. Lessons that employ a variety of teaching techniques will also serve as a motivation for students who might otherwise be unreceptive to repetition of the same teaching style or format. Competition between students or groups of students may be used as a motivator under certain situations or with specific groups of students. Finally, teacher expectations play a huge role in students’ levels of motivation. Specific techniques are presented to help teachers motivate their math students.

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