What name immediately comes to mind when you hear the phrase unmotivated student? I’m sure we can all think of at least one! The reason for [almost] appearing in the title is that despite all the research and advances in teaching theory and practice; despite the advances in our understanding
UTB Newsletter 2020 – Issue 7
In this previous post I looked at the potential problems of relying on external rewards to help with our classroom management. Rewarding a student’s behaviour can work really well in the short term, but in the long term can encourage the student to value the reward not the learning. A
Will unmotivated students ever be a thing of the past? Benjamin Franklin is famous for saying “there are only two things guaranteed in life; death and taxes. Benjamin obviously wasn’t a teacher otherwise he would have said that there are only three things guaranteed in life; death, taxes and unmotivated
Samantha is joined by her colleague Lara Kirk and a special furry guest!
In her race against the clock, Lara shares a beautiful quote on the definition of creativity and why knowing something is guaranteed to succeed would hinder, not help, her creativity.
Samantha is joined by Beth Reading, the founder and owner of My Pilates Time.
In her race against the clock, Beth shares how procrastination has been her biggest efficiency and productivity challenge – and how she has overcome it. We also hear why working somewhere free of distractions (and dirty dishes!) is important.
Samantha is joined by Michelle Bowditch, the founder of Door 20A and a Tech Lover, Educator Connecter & Advocate for Executive Assistants.
In her race against the clock, Michelle shares the 4 things you can do when facing uncertainty or frustration – even with little things like tech problems! We also hear some great podcast recommendations & a handy tip for planning your podcast listening.
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