Title

The Answer to “Why Do I Need to Know This?”

First Presenter's Institution

Georgia Connections Academy

Second Presenter's Institution

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Third Presenter's Institution

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Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

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Location

Scarbrough 3

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

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Brief Program Description

Motivating students is a challenge to most educators at some point or another. Students deserve to know why they are being asked to learn concepts or produce evidence of that learning. They are often given empty reasons like, “We must review the standards based curriculum” or “It’s on the test.”
These answers are not motivating to a student. The answer to the question “Why do I need to know this?” can be a powerful motivator when the answer provides relevant truth about skills students need to have to succeed after their high school years are over.

Summary

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Evidence

Presenter will provide.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Lead High School Math Teacher

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-5-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

3-5-2018 11:45 AM

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The Answer to “Why Do I Need to Know This?”

Scarbrough 3

Motivating students is a challenge to most educators at some point or another. Students deserve to know why they are being asked to learn concepts or produce evidence of that learning. They are often given empty reasons like, “We must review the standards based curriculum” or “It’s on the test.”
These answers are not motivating to a student. The answer to the question “Why do I need to know this?” can be a powerful motivator when the answer provides relevant truth about skills students need to have to succeed after their high school years are over.