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Engaging Students and Motivation

What are the methods recommended in the motivation and self-regulation theories
What is ARCS in regards to motivational design. How is it used in regards to self regulation. How would this motivational theory be used to guide student success

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Engaging Students and Motivation

Teaching and learning practices that lead to motivating students to stay involved involve volitional strategies, which are methods that allow the student to have some control over what she is learning, or enabling them to use simple independently utilized tools to reinforce the classroom lessons.

Examples of these are to allow students to have an established role in the classroom learning process (a "class job"); and having choices in what is going to be learned, such as a choice of center work at each classroom center; or a wide though predetermined choice of projects, like choosing what historical figure to write an essay about.

Another method of motivation is by giving the algorithm instructions. If a student has a task that requires several steps, the teacher can break the large task into smaller easier tasks, and even write them down on the board or in picture form on paper. This would be very helpful for tasks such as learning long division, and it will help the child to have something to reference when he does homework. (Gonzalez, 2013, p 46)

Self-regulation is a process whereby a person is self-directed to ...

Solution Summary

This article discusses ways in which teachers can motivate students to learn effectively and accomplish tasks, and methods to teach them self regulation. It is also a summary of the ACRS motivational model by Keller.