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Learner Motivation: Teaching From Within

The current facilitator of this course is Dr. David Scott Simpson, dsimpson@tie.net.[Register Here] For any additional questions, please contact Graduate Credit Coordinator, Kim Coronado at kcoronado@tie.net .

Course Text: The Motivated Student by Bob Sullo 

An Overview of the Course: [Register Here]

The content of this course is designed to build progressively toward particular outcomes and understandings. It's important that you move through the units / activities / assignments in sequence. Readings from the text, The Motivated Student, will not begin until Unit 4.

Unit 1: Student Motivation "Why?"

Activity / Assignment 1: Student Motivation Survey
Activity / Assignment 2: Hollywood and Motivation
Activity / Assignment 3: Asleep in Class
Activity / Assignment 4: What Kind of School

Unit 2: Student Motivation "Where?"

Activity / Assignment 1: "Worst Teacher" Guided Visualization
Activity / Assignment 2: "Best Teacher" Guided Visualization
Activity / Assignment 3: Best Teacher Poem Activity
View: Teaching From Within (the film)
Activity / Assignment 4: Lao Tzu's The Best Teacher
Activity / Assignment 5: Lynn Ungar's Camas Lilies

Unit 3: Student Motivation "What?"

Activity: Interpreting Student Motivation Survey
Activity / Assignment 1: Reflecting on Self / Classroom / School Implications
Activity / Assignment 2: Goals and Tensions

Unit 4: Student Motivation "How?"

Activity / Assignment 1: External Rewards Analysis & Reflection
Activity / Assignment 2: Fear Analysis & Reflection
Activity / Assignment 3: Coercion Analysis & Reflection

Final: 12 Understandings for Teaching From Within

Activity / Assignment: Additional research on 3 Understandings
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