In Ganah’s article (2012), motivation is stated as “essential for successful learning as less able students who are highly motivated can achieve greater success than more intelligent students who are not well motivated” (p. 251). I believe this author described motivation dead on. For my students in their Special Olympic competition, motivation was key. We as their coaches along with their fellow athletes stood at the finish line whether it was on the track or at the end of the pool, we stood cheering for them and they would run faster, swim harder, or work harder to finish. Just like motivation is key for the athletes I worked with, it is also key in the classroom. In the short essay, Motivating Factors in Child Learning (1937), the author gives us many factors that can influence a student’s motivation. Although this article was written many many years ago I can see the relevance in some of the methods. In the article I read about how a student’s emotions can effect how they learn (Mast, p.3). This was found true in my students. My students would have off days just like myself and any other human being. We modified their classwork on their bad days so that they could still accomplish some task but they were able to do it in their time. Helping my students was my ultimate goal and so modifying their classwork so they still complete some work only helped
I sometimes feel I lack the motivation for learning. I mean I want to be successful, but it is as if I fall short of the results. This realization about myself makes me want to change the way I do things in my life, so I can get the results I want. I am going to think of it like a challenge and in the end is the reward. Therefore, I need to start with making a good studying environment away from all distractions such as my main distraction electronics. I need to start by turning off the TV, logging off Facebook and putting my smartphone in another room. After I have completely disconnected myself, the attitude has to be everything. I struggle a lot with keeping a positive attitude. It always seems as if I don't get something right the first time I get frustrated and want to give up. I need to remember to find the good that comes out of the "I can succeed attitude". Therefore, I need to think of the overall outcome, that being a good education and my dream job if I work hard
On the other hand, Printich (2000) integrated motivational constructs and developed a general framework of self-regulated learning. There were four phases to this framework, forethought, monitoring, control and reflection phase. Under each of the phases, different self-regulatory activities from contextual, behavioral, motivational, affective and cognitive areas were listed. Boekearts (1997), described self-regulation as the parallel process of purposeful action used by students to meet their two priorities, growth goals and emotional wellbeing goals (Boekearts & Corno, 2005; Puustinen & Pulkkinen, 2010). Finally, Zimmerman (1989), described self-regulated learning through the lens of Bandura socio-cognitive theory. Zimmerman (2002) described self-regulated learning as a cyclic process which consists of three phases: forethought, performance, and reflection. For the purpose of this paper, the focus is on examining forethought process of self-regulated learning described by Zimmerman
Self control is important to teach to children because they learn the concept of courage, honesty, deal effectively with emotions, such as anger, and to
Humans are adapted uniquely to learn, and this process id has done throughout their entire lifespan, for the cases of learning, it does not stop even after higher education, implying that learning is a gradual process throughout the entire lifespan. Those people who keep learning are always very successful in transforming their lives, that of their families, and then that of the entire community. Also, the process of learning does not take place in isolation. Furthermore, there are some factors that may either be instrumental in boosting the learning process or hindering the process of learning. The motivation of a person can either help or sometimes hinder his ability in the process of learning. One's external factors, for instance, the demands and obligations can be either hinder or help his learning process. There are some factors can influence learning behavior of a person, and these may include the resources of possessed by the people, availability of the information concerning learning opportunities, the presence of favorable learning environment, and among
Motivation is an important aspect of everyday life. "Researchers have consistently found that an approach based on extrinsic rewards and consequences actually reduces children's intrinsic motivation to learn" (Solley). Motivation is lost due to the pressure
Motivation can be defined as the desire or inspiration to carry out specific tasks or to do something. Motivation is required when goals are being set and more so in their execution. In a work setting, motivation can be defined as a process through which individuals choose between alternative forms of behavior with the aim of achieving personal objectives. The goals sought by individuals can be extrinsic or relatively tangible such as monetary rewards and promotion, or intrinsic or intangible such as self esteem or job satisfaction (Armstrong, 2006). In learning, the desire to attain good grades is what motivates a student to study hard everyday as they prepare for the exam. On the other hand, for a teacher to put his best foot forward, he
The ability to control thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to achieve a specific goal is called self-regulation. A self-regulated student who is aware not only the task of requirements but also of the student’s own needs with regard to best learning experiences (McCann & Garcia. 1999). The students also have the capacity to set specific and achievable goals (DS. 1.3). The students have higher self-regulation can coordinates, organizes, and integrates new and old information, thus inhibits impulses and irrelevant information. They know the strategies necessary for learning to occur and understand when and how to utilize strategies that increase perseverance and performance (Byrnes, Miller, & Reynolds, 1999). We, as the educators, should help the students to build a better self-regulation. Self-regulation not only leads the students to have a higher achievement and better health, it also has a strong predictor of educational attainment and academic persistence.
The key to advancing the learning of individuals, small groups and whole classes is motivation. Our
The fundamental aim of motivation within an educational environment is to essentially make certain that their students are continuously encouraged in order for them to complete any task effectively. The core significance of student motivational approaches is to aid an educator in boosting up student morale. An additional role of motivation is to ensure that even when students are facing a difficult time outside of school they are always encouraged to
Discipline in both management and leadership in all aspects of life is important, especially self-discipline.
A person with the strength of Learner is someone who wants to continuously learn and improve, are able to concentrate for long periods of time and are motivated to further educate themselves (Rath, 2007). A Learner isn’t satisfied with mere answers, they must figure things out, solve the puzzle and will continue to research the subject until satisfied with the knowledge gained even if it means losing sleep to do it. Most Learners are self-taught in many areas, are bold and dare to think outside the box (Rath, 2007). Education is an important lifelong activity for this person as skills and information are constantly being learned, tested and perfected.
Self-control is important to me because I am a very talkative person that likes to get along with others.
As we discussed in class, motivation plays an intrinsic role in creating successful self-directed learning. Those who practice this form of learning, in various ways, are driven by personal or external incentives, such as the desire to learn something, or simply for curiosity 's sake, self-esteem and self-efficiency. Because of this self-directed learners are known to take initiative, view issues as challenges to overcome, become confident, have a desire to evolve, and appreciate and seek out learning opportunities (Taylor, 1995).
A theory that supports motivation is the self determination theory. In the self determination theory people need to grow and gain fulfillment by a drive in them. Self Determination is the process of deciding how to act on ones environment. When one is trying to overcome a challenge or encountering a new experience a person wants to gain the knowledge to succeed over the new challenge. When self determination theory is in focus internal factors are at play; a person is primarily focused on the need to gain knowledge or independence. There are three factors that contribute to a student’s self determination and the needs are linked to the student’s