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Motivation—there are two kinds: intrinsic, which involves doing something because we want to do it, and extrinsic, which is doing something because we have to do it. A negative relationship exists between the two. Extrinsic motivation undermines intrinsic motivation. Students won’t be attending class because they want to if attending class is required. As a result of this negative relationship, students don’t have much intrinsic motivation because it’s been beaten out of them by most extrinsic educational experiences. And that’s a nutshell version of how most teachers understand motivation.
As in, how do I avoid the free-for-all that my coworkers are okay with?
When was the last time you cried in class?
She walks a fine line between two worlds: cozy, yet collected. Sometimes she makes you feel lazy — too cozy — but more often than not, she’s the calm in the eye of a storm.
Weeeeee, I’m out of practice with this business. Here we go…
I have two questions:
1. For you more experienced teachers, how do you deal with the guilt behind a year when you know you weren’t the best you could’ve been for that group of students?
2. For EVERYONE! Who is your favorite poet, and what is your favorite poem by said poet?
Answer one, answer both… just answer. :)
My field instructor bought me The EVERYTHING New Teacher Book by Melissa Kelly as a “Congratulations, you’re finished! Welcome to Teaching!” present. I have been trying to read a few pages or a chapter every night. What are some of your favorite books for teaching? Any recommendations?
As you think about your own professional practices, how do you define what constitutes work? How do you think labor should be understood in a networked world? And what does fairness in compensation look like when the notion of clocking in and clocking out are passe?
I’ve been keeping a list of local schools that are using apps, and I’ve carved out some time this summer to do some personal development on creating apps. Conduit’s App Maker wouldn’t even require much time.
Have you created an app for your school or taken an online course to learn how? I’d like to know what you used, or if you took a class would your recommend it?
How important is it to you as a student that a teacher make efforts to learn what your cultural background is?
How would you like them to inquire about it?