Relevance - The Four Elements of Student Motivation

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Grade levels: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher ed

Content areas: Career & Technical

Type of resource: Video/Audio/Image

For students to feel motivated, they must see the work they are doing in the classroom as interesting, valuable, and useful to their present lives. Teachers should consider having lesson plans and discussions about topics prevalent in students’ lives, having students set academic and non-academic goals, and challenging students to write about why what they are learning is relevant.