Strategies in the Classroom
An overview of motivation problems/challenges and possibilities for addressing the problems was presented in Chapter 1. A primary assertion was that motivation has to be explicitly addressed as part of classroom instruction. This chapter (a) discusses concerns and issues that are often expressed by preservice and practicing teachers about the implementation of motivation strategies, (b) presents steps for planning and implementing motivational strategies, and (c) gives brief descriptions of programs that offer possibilities for fostering positive motivation and achievement.
A major goal of formal education should be to equip students with the intellectual tools, self-beliefs, and self-regulatory capabilities to educate themselves throughout their lifetime.
—Bandura (1993, p. 136)
|1.||How much do you really want to improve motivation? You may think this question is unnecessary. As teachers, although|