The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.


      Motivating students who are not naturally driven to succeed in school is a challenge that all teachers must confront.  Through tutoring and field placement experiences I have found that students who are not self-motivated require individual instruction. 

     When you take time to focus on the particular needs of the student he may realize that you are interested in his learning and want to see him progress intellectually. 

     Group interaction or small group projects can assist in individual motivation if only to contribute to the overall success of the group assignment.  In many cases where a student neither self-motivated or teacher motivated he may find the pressure of the group dynamic undeniably motivating. 







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