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September 19, 2009

Think Tank - What are some ways to motivate students?

thinking.jpegChuck Sandy, Marc Helgesen, Curtis Kelly, Dorothy Zemach, Peter Viney and Katsuko Matsubara discuss ways to motivate students and teachers in the latest Think Tank article. This month's article is a particularly thorough and well-informed discussion of some of the key issues involved in motivating students in Japan and is highly recommended for both experienced and less experienced teachers.

Peter Viney focuses on the need for teachers to achieve consensus in goals, Marc Helgesen looks at how to motivate teachers, both Marc and Curtis Kelly draw on 'Maslow' hierarchy of needs' to support their observations, Chuck Sandy emphasizes the importance of interacting with students as human beings, Dorothy Zemach considers whether we can motivate all students, and Katsuko Matsubara examines the key motivating and demotivating factors for Japanese students. It's all fascinating reading. You can see for yourself by clicking here.

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