Lower Elementary

Self-Serve: Promoting Internal Motivation

Motivation isn't always external. This collection focuses on helping students to motivate themselves. You'll find strategies, real-world examples and research behind best practices in building internal motivation.
A Collection By Erica Loop
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Self-Serve: Promoting Internal Motivation
  • Erica Loop says:
    Creating magic is so important when it comes to motivating students. It’s that ‘magic’ that inspires students to succeed and motivate themselves. I love how this TED Talk focuses on the ‘old’ way of doing things, and how it just doesn’t work. Looking at how teachers are educated is just as important as how we teach. This video brings the two together, bringing in new and exciting instructional ideas and concepts!
  • Erica Loop says:
    I can see how this would be an excellent resource for parents. Helping students to motivate themselves isn’t only up to the teachers. It’s also about the parents too. Giving parents an easy-to-follow toolkit (which the video fits into) plays a role in fostering self-motivation and helping students build confidence.
  • edge.ascd.org

    5 Ways to Help Students Motivate Themselves

    4 minute read
    Erica Loop says:
    The first sentence completely caught my attention – noting that most teachers wish that their students cared more. This is at the center of self-motivation and needs to be addressed. I found that this article gave authentic ways that teachers can help students to do this. Motivation is more than using tips and tricks. This piece focuses on strategies and techniques that actually would work.
  • learning.blogs.nytimes.com

    Guest Post | Helping Students Motivate Themselves

    7 minute read
    Erica Loop says:
    I absolutely enjoyed the way that this post includes praising effort, and not just intelligence. All too often educators focus on the end result or what the student brings to the table upfront (i.e., intelligence). Helping students to self-motivate through praising effort is a strategy that we all need to be reminded of – constantly. This piece is so inclusive, pulling in creative ideas that are grounded in theory and research.
  • edutopia.org

    Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

    5 minute read
    Erica Loop says:
    I feel that autonomy is an important trait to foster in any student. I love how this piece starts off with a discussion of that. It provides research-based ideas in ways that are simple to understand. Instead of having to page through journal after journal, this article puts it all together.
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BloomBoard Asks:How do you feel internal motivation helps the student to learn?
MARY ELIZABETH HORNICKLower Elementary Upper Elementary Early Childhood Education English Language ArtsMarch 16, 2018
I feel internal motivation is what a student needs to develop in order to be truly successful. They need to want to complete a task well and on time. Parents and teachers will not always be around to motivate them externally. Students need to develop that "inner drive" that will keep them going and looking for ways to be even better the next day. Those who strive to do more and to be better are going to be successful in any career they choose.