Motivation In Service Learning

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From what I’ve observed in a second grade classroom while doing my Service Learning, I’ve developed a set of goals and objectives for the improvement of motivation and affect for the students who are currently in class. To achieve these outcomes, there are different types of activities. Since there are different types of activities to achieve the expected outcomes, I’ve developed lesson plans to support the identified goals and objectives. First of all, motivation is how much the student aspires to learn. Affect is how the student feels while they are at school. It’s important for the student to be happy to learn because there may be students who are motivated to learn, but are unhappy during their learning experience. There may be a variety…show more content…
During my service learning, the teacher that I helped completed one of these with the students. This activity includes movement while they are learning, it makes learning more exciting. If students are learning about patterns, this is a great way to learn about them by dancing while repeating what the guy is saying aloud. While they did this activity, I noticed that even those students who are really shy and aren’t really engaged were participating and having fun. After the activity, teachers could praise the effort that students put into the…show more content…
SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. Have them tell you their goals and give them both positive and negative (if it’s not a SMART goal) feedback like “You’re going to accomplish all your goals, but wouldn’t you want to include the date by when you would want to accomplish it by?” Next, to assess or evaluate each activity, teachers should see if students are engaged and eager to learn more. If students are enjoying the activities, they will participate and want to keep on learning. If students are not engaged in the activity that is intended to improve motivation, try to incorporate something they like and give students choices of what they would like to do. In conclusion, motivation and affect should be improved within students in the classroom. In order to be successful, students must be motivated and excited to learn. Since improving motivation and affect is important, there are a set of goals and objectives to improve it. To achieve the outcome of improving motivation and affect, teachers should include activities that are interactive, fun, and include movement. In addition, to assess and evaluate the activities chosen, teachers should see if students look like they want to know more and if they are actively
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