Motivating Your K-12 Students Essay

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Motivation affects nearly 75% of K-12 learners in education. It is a problem that effects students' learning ability, causing them to detach from the classroom setting, which later results in failure on standardize tests. Motivation is very essential in education. It implicates the reason of a child's actions and behaviors in a particular way. The theoretical background for this study centers around ways students' interest level arises and fails, and what strategies and activities motivates them when learning. Educational researchers pronounces that students are motivated in education, proving that they learn best when they take lead of the academic curriculum. By taking lead of the academic curriculum give students the opportunity to…show more content…
Motivating students to learn in education is imperative when conducting a successful learning environment. Researchers Rowell, Lonnie, and Hong provides a natural picture of the importance of academic motivation through the use of strategies, concepts, and counseling. "Motivation is the importance of justifying the academic development in our students' classroom performance (Hong 2013, 163)". Without motivation being generated in classrooms, students' performances will vanish. Hong, et.al researched the theoretical perspectives of academic motivation, validating strategies such as student-centered activities that increased academic motivational interest in K-12 learners. Researchers Chen, Aug; Chen, Senlin; Zhu, and Xihe (2012) conducted a student-centered activity confirming that K-12 learners are motivated in education though student-led activities. In a research their article, three questions were addressed for conducting and guiding the study. The first question stated, are our K-12 learners motivated when learning the academic curriculum? The second question stated, what activities have to be implemented into our classrooms to ensure that our students are motivated when learning daily lessons? Lastly, what is the utility value of conducting such strategies and activities? The focus of this study was to determine if K-12 learners are motivated in education, tying their focus on physical education.
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