LA 7.2 Center 2--Motivating Learners


Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Identify and articulate how your beliefs impact your ability to gather and evaluate evidence of student learning.

Assessment: pts.

TA: 20 Minutes

Teachers who understand student motivation and influences that create issues for learning can use their new understandings to create conditions in which every student can learn and achieve.

Students have studied principles of assessment literacy and concepts for designing curriculum for understanding. They are prepared to read about other factors involved in student achievement in student achievement in preparation for linking teaching, learning, and assessing.


    1. Join a group of four to complete this center activity.  

    2. Think of one student you have struggled to motivate to learn in your class. Write on a piece of paper a brief statement about what you think was the problem. 

    3.Each person in the group will read one summary (found below) and prepare to share the information from the list below:  

    4. Listen as each person shares their understandings from their article with the rest of the group. 

    5. Take a moment to write on your paper about your struggling student some things you could consider to help him/her or another student with the same issues. This paper needs to be handed in at the end of this session. 

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