Presentation Title

A Snake Charmer without the Music: Motivating the Students of Today

Location

Room 1002

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

It is the purpose of this paper to describe intrinsic motivation and to explain how the application of intrinsic motivation through meaningful, personable assignments in such forms as research, social media, and critical thinking helped eradicate the lack of student motivation within a classroom. The identification of the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation created an environment in which the students became more active in their education and enhanced communication between the teacher and the students.

Presentation Description

Increased work ethic and communication in the classroom setting were increased by the application of research, social media, and critical thinking within the scope of personable assignments geared toward intrinsic motivation.Too much pressure is placed upon educators to survive the jungle of teaching the students of today, making a good impression, and earning high test scores.. I turned off my switch of total control and started welcoming the new light of intrinsic motivation. The identification of the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation created an environment in which the students became more active in their education and enhanced communication between the teacher and the students.

Keywords

Intrinsic Motivation; Extrinsic rewards; Teaching students of today; meaningful assignments; English assignments; Technology within classroom; Motivating students; Informational literacy; Social Media; Higher Education

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 30th, 4:15 PM Sep 30th, 5:30 PM

A Snake Charmer without the Music: Motivating the Students of Today

Room 1002

It is the purpose of this paper to describe intrinsic motivation and to explain how the application of intrinsic motivation through meaningful, personable assignments in such forms as research, social media, and critical thinking helped eradicate the lack of student motivation within a classroom. The identification of the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation created an environment in which the students became more active in their education and enhanced communication between the teacher and the students.