By Debra L. Cook Hirai, Irene Borrego, Emilio Garza, Carl T. Kloock

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Why am I doing this task? 2. Can I succeed at this task? 3. Do I want to do this task? Teachers who want to successfully motivate their students must be able to answer these questions. Better yet, they should design lessons and activities that allow the students to answer them appropriately. John Dewey, as early as 1944, reasoned that education focuses on what is expected, not what is relevant. Teachers spend too much time preparing students for college and not enough time relating to how the content is practical for them.

Link to prior knowledge Ask some questions that students already know (you think) the answer to, then build the lesson off of what they know. Asking “why” is generally a good strategy. 3 in appendix 3. Gross ‘em out For a lesson on enzyme action, have them collect saliva as a source of amylase. g. serve snails when studying France); Discrepant events Demonstrate (or have them do it) things they don’t think are possible before lesson. Boil water in a paper cup; follow with a lesson on heat transfer and changes in state.

One comment echoed by several teacher candidates over a four-year period is that the students can read the words out loud, but they don’t know what they mean. Lack of teacher training in the reading process poses another problem for students and teachers. Much is currently being done at the federal and state levels to increase the effectiveness of teacher education programs. ” states that Field placement in an urban school, training in multicultural awareness, and effective recruitment and screening of teacher candidates are the only three strategies with any real support in the research—and of these three, field placement is the most commonly mentioned.

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