Thursday, December 1, 2016


Motivation is a theoretical construct used to explain behavior. It represents the reasons for people's actions, desires, and needs. Motivation can also be defined as one's direction to behavior, or what causes a person to want to repeat a behavior and vice versa. A motive is what prompts the person to act in a certain way, or at least develop an inclination for specific behavior. According to Maehr and Meyer, "Motivation is a word that is part of the popular culture as few other psychological concepts are". Read more...

Incentives: Young children love to collect brightly colored cards to remember their achievements. Print these on heavy paper and laminate them as well.
       Literacy cards are used to motivate young students to complete their assignments. Teachers may wish to assign a point value to each card. Simply write a point value on the back side along with a listing of vocabulary words or alternative assessment of skills accomplished by each individual student. 
       When students have collected a particular number of cards and/or cards having a certain point values, they may be given extra time in a play center, on the playground, or even a small token such as: a free book, a free bookmark, book bucks or book worm treats.

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