How student motivation can enhance performance with specific examples;
There is a big difference between motivated students and those that are not motivated.
Young children of lower grades find value addition of the level to which they are motivated.
Motivation besides proper tutoring and practice influence the student’s performance. Motivation
revokes and activates the student’s memory, it increases the student’s confidence and self-esteem.
The effect of motivation is different between when the child is in a group and when they are lone
(Ruzek, n.p). For example, 1st to 3rd graders answering questions find confidence better when
they are recognized and encourage through clapping and appreciation. When a teacher uses the
clapping method every time s certain student attempts a challenge regardless of whether they get
it right or wrong, the student finds the confidence to make further trial and attempt more which
increases their affinity to practice and therefore progress in terms of performance. The confidence
even extends to tests and exams.
How intrinsic and extrinsic motivations differ with specific examples;
Intrinsic motivation is the self-generated and motivated interest to pursue a given idea or
subject by a student in the interest of learning or achieving knowledge and higher test scores.
Extrinsic motivation is the interest to learn a given concept or idea that is motivated externally by
an outcome, other’s achievement, encouragement or need to catch up with others. Teachers and
students are responsible for the extrinsic motivation and have a major role to play in provoking
intrinsic motivation (Zheng, n.p). When a student refers to a role model and studies hard to be like
them that is extrinsic motivation and when some students have a personal interest and seem to
enjoy given subjects say math, that is intrinsic.
Factors that affect motivation with specific examples;
As mentioned before, the teacher is a key player in student motivation. The factor that
affects the motivation of students include the classroom structure, the behavior and attitude of the
teacher and the approaches used by the teacher (Ruzek, n.p). The teacher is at the center of student
motivation. For example, if a teacher maintains an undesired sitting structure in a classroom and
engages the student in the form more than the back, students seated at the back may be
Descriptions of three developmentally appropriate strategies that can be used to help
motivate students in the classroom
or pertinent stories – All subjects can be taught through relevant stories to call upon the
interest and attention of the students.
Calling upon a void in the knowledge of the children – using questions and challenges, the
teacher can show the student something new that they are yet to learn as well as emphasize its
Emphasizing sequential progress – The teacher should show the students where they have
come from and how they have progressed and what they should expect to stir a desire to continue
with the sequence (Zheng, n.p).
How teacher motivation affects student motivation with specific examples
Teachers should also be motivated and dedicated. Motivated teachers make lively and interactive
classes and identify the learning needs of their students while demotivated teachers are generally
disinterested (Ruzek, n.p).
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