Teacher- The power of motivation is what "came alive" for me as I taught the lessons throughout this field experience.
Let's get ready to learn!
If students are not motivated, they will not engage in what you are teaching and learn the content. If the motivation is there, students will actively participate and learn.
Keep up the great work!
You've got this!
Self-Efficacy Students need positive reinforcement and teacher support to establish self-efficacy. This was reinforced as I saw outstanding students with established self-efficacy who were eager to participate throughout my field experience.
As I interacted in the field experience and provided lessons for students, I found students learned more when text related to their interests, was near their reading level, and were able to see the connection in reading to the lesson being taught. Graphic organizers are a great way to reinforce connections to text. I was pleasantly surprised at their interest in Abraham Lincoln.