Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Episode 4 Choices

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

With all the objectives and skills that we are mandated to teach we can sometimes forget that still, we have lots of choices. We have the power to choose which technology we want to integrate, which novel we want to study, which resource we want to use. Just as we have choices, one of the best ways to motivate students is to give them choices. They may not be able to determine how many questions to complete but maybe you can give them the choice to work independently or with a partner. When it’s a major project, does it have to be done on project board or can they create a multimedia presentation. We have some great resources in the library to help you give your students menus or choices. To the students, maybe it will still seem like work, but when given a choice they will enjoy the work and at the very least do the work.

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