student motivation - Steve Barkley

Impacting Student Motivation in Virtual, Face-to-Face, or Hybrid Instruction

In a substantial overview of student motivation, “Using motivation theories to maximize motivation and outcomes sustainably in school,” Mark Gould identifies 13 elements of teacher relationships and classroom climate that support high quality motivation. I have selected several to explore in this blog that should be considered whether the school year is beginning virtually, in […]

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Podcast: The Teacher’s Role in Student Motivation

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by teacher educator and PLS Classes instructor, John Schmitt, to explore what the teacher’s role is in student motivation. Designing Motivation for All Learners® is an on-site course offered through PLS Classes. Visit PLSClasses.com to learn more. Get in touch […]

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VIDEO: Grading in Student Motivation

This week, Steve Barkley ponders the importance of Grading in Student Motivation. “The student needs feedback on the appropriateness of the learning behaviors that they are using.”

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Designing For Learning

All of you who have been in my training sessions or coaching practices know the increase focus I have personally developed on “student behaviors”.  I believe that the real challenge in teaching is identifying what students need to do or experience that will create the learning outcomes we want. “Teaching my content” is very different […]

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Looking at the System

I spent this week with two groups of educators determined to increase student achievement in their communities. I was part of Wood County, WV school district’s Innovation and Dropout Prevention Grant.  Wood County formed a Dropout Prevention Leadership Team to study graduation rates, trends, and data to assess the dropout status, and to develop a […]

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