I wanted to write about three keys to motivated learning that I observed in an LA Classroom today. The idea of stressing student autonomy, purpose, and mastery in a classroom activity is best practice when it comes to student motivation.
The teacher presented the introduction to a research paper today in class. Key components included:
Students sharing topic choices aloud their peers.
The teacher and students discussing the purpose for the assignment (research skills, use of resources, preparation for a future research assignment, etc.)
Students were presented with the idea of mastery-of a particular topic-during the 5 day investigation.
Particular things I have enjoyed:
The student whip around featuring different topics.
Student discussion about topics.
The teacher previewing future use of current learning.
Nice Job Mrs. Brash!