Love of Learning - Intermediate High

Lesson Information

Positive Psychology Learning Outcomes

Students will...

  1. have an increased awareness of different ways to retain information.
  2. recognize critical thinking skills.
  3. identify different self-motivation strategies.

Language Learning Outcomes

Students will...

  1. practice using target vocabulary in context.
  2. participate in conversations with proper responses.
  3. improve pronunciation of “l” or “y” with target vocabulary.

Materials Needed


Explain to students that today they will be discussing the idea of love of learning.

Activate Background Knowledge

Introduce love of learning by asking students what motivates them to learn. What sparks their interests? 

Note: students may need to look up words on their phone if they lack the vocabulary word to express what motivates them to learn, or ways that they learn. As these words come up, make sure to go over what they mean as a class. 

Activity 1: Speaking

Explain to students that they will think about what they already know (why the following photos are socially unacceptable or abnormal) by making inferences.


Retreived from:

Retreived from:

Activity 2: Speaking

Ask students about the way that they think. 

Activity 3: Listening/Speaking

Below are links to two youtube videos, each describing different learning styles students may feel that they have. Choose one of the videos to watch as a class. Afterward, review the different learning styles: Discover Your Learning Style 

or Learning Styles 

Activity 4: Listening

Play the following Ted Talk about Learning Styles from 0:17-8:14 Learning Styles and the Importance of Critical Self-Reflection and have students take notes on the important/main ideas. 


Students will think about a subject/topic/hobby they are very interested in. They will also need to think of a subject/topic/hobby they are not interested in at all.

They should think of some ways they could use their interest to help them learn and retain information from the subject they are not interested in. They must write down their answers. Example: How can my interest in drawing help me to learn math?



Students will share their homework answers with a partner and compare.


What is one new thing you would like to learn? Create a SMART goal to start learning this.


What are three things you learned this week? How can these help you in your life? (How do these three things apply?) Share with a group or the class.