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Re: Motivating students:

Postby Guest » Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:10 pm

shazzam1452 wrote:I think this is very much age determined! Younger students would need more motivation from teachers and parents (or support networks). As they progress the study principles should be starting to gel. I must admit I had a giggle at
I paid for the course so you should help me pass it.


Older students would definately feel that way. ;)

The motivation usually comes from interest in the undertaken topic in teenagers.

Oh not only old students. Younger students have that feeling, too. They think all they have to do is pay the course and they'll pass it. Some people still think knowledge can be bought. What a joke! :roll:

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Postby Shazzam » Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:07 am

Oh not only old students. Younger students have that feeling, too. They think all they have to do is pay the course and they'll pass it. Some people still think knowledge can be bought. What a joke! :roll:[/quote]


I meant younger students as in (5-10 years). They don't pay for courses.

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Postby Anin » Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:06 pm

In my view,
both teachers and students are responsible for the motivation. :!:
One-side motivation cannot work.
Students should see how many things the particular subject enables them to do, what are the benefits of studying it.
Teachers should encourage them, especially the best students. Maybe it sounds strange but I know what I am talking about. I am the one of the best students in our class. But I hate English lessons in our school. Our teacher is paying her attention almost always to the worst students, while my level of English is getting worse because I suffer from the lack of training in. It s really horrible, therefore I suggest to divide the students into groups according to the level of their knowledge. Only this way their motivation can increase.
Hi I am 18 and I would like to change my opinions with you.

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Postby Shazzam » Mon May 30, 2005 4:35 am

Anin wrote:In my view,
both teachers and students are responsible for the motivation. :!:
One-side motivation cannot work.
But I hate English lessons in our school. Our teacher is paying her attention almost always to the worst students, while my level of English is getting worse because I suffer from the lack of training in. .


Don't give up if you aren't getting exactly what you need in class. Be MOTIVATED!! Try and find another source to enable you to obtain the level of learning that you are seeking. Extra courses etc!! 8)

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Postby GiddyGad » Tue May 31, 2005 5:30 pm

Anin wrote:...Our teacher is paying her attention almost always to the worst students...


You have all my sympathy... but your teacher is 100% right here. Those who need help should get it. You are good at English, so you can help yourself.

We aren't born equal and we mustn't have equal possibilities. That's where justice contradicts equality. American principles just don't work. Moreover, they rot the world community...

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Postby slashworld » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:00 am

Arale wrote:
Is the teacher responsible for motivating students to study? Or is it each student's own responsibility to be interested in learning?


I think teacher should be responsible for motivating students to study.Students themselves decide their own result,however.No one could help them except themselves.Students are the center of teaching activity,in which the teacher is just a guider.In my country,there are so many students in a class so the teacher could not control all students in the class.A good teacher will help students find the best way of learning.

_Arale_


We have to admit that after all many students pay more attention to other things except learning, though their teachers have tried them best to motivate these students.that is human nature, some people will sucess by himself hard working. and some people will pay the cost for his waste of study times.So teacher being responsible for the motivation just is not enough, student's self-discipline and study interesting are more important than other factors.

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Postby iris198783 » Sun Jun 05, 2005 4:10 am

It seems that many people think that teacher should be the one who is responsible for motivating the students. From my point of view, i think students should motivate themselves. It is no use even if they do not have the motivation to work hard. It is true that for some young students, they can rarely motivate themselves, in this case, i think parents should try to motivate their children to work hard by giving some gifts if their children get good results.

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Postby leen@rasel » Sun Jun 26, 2005 2:27 pm

i believe that if the child was not motivated from the begining it will be a little bit hard to motivate him or her when he or she is older teachers are not resposible alone for motivating students parents share them this responsibility and i believe that not only students of low marks should be motivated but also those of good ones ,we should motivate them continueosly because they may loose this motivation one day especially if they were counting on teachers only or on parents only we should encourage them to get not only the higher marks but also the more iformation and knoledge

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Postby Shazzam » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:32 pm

iris198783 wrote:It seems that many people think that teacher should be the one who is responsible for motivating the students. From my point of view, i think students should motivate themselves. It is no use even if they do not have the motivation to work hard. It is true that for some young students, they can rarely motivate themselves, in this case, i think parents should try to motivate their children to work hard by giving some gifts if their children get good results.


Maybe the word that should be used here is INSPIRE; i think inspiration is something that is needed in learning. Just an :idea:

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Postby GiddyGad » Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:50 pm

Being able to inspire is an add-on, good for any professional, any wise person, unless the one who is inspired awaits (and relies on) being inspired. We all depend on circumstances (even our biology depends on parents... or the Lord's will). But even God expects us to display our own will, our own move, our own deed.

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Postby Etore » Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:17 pm

In my opinion, students have to be identified with teacher cause this situation facilitates the aprentice. It´s imperative that the students have interested to learn.
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Postby shokin » Wed Jun 29, 2005 3:05 pm

We all have to be responsible, solidair, collectively and socially and environmentally conscious, respectuous and honest.

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Postby meylenlau » Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:59 pm

At the tender age teachers tought us,
Alphabets,numerals, morals and others,
Teachers praised, rewarded us with little gifts or stars,
We felt happy and tended to learn more and fast,
Were they not called motivation?

lots of aspects must be considered during their lessons,
Various approaches and theories have to apply but not mention,
To attract pupils and and get their potency evolves without tension,
Different pupils with different characters and intelligence,
Do you think possible not to include motivation?

Motivation sometimes applies abstractly in teaching and learning,teacher initiates a challenge to create an atmosphere of competition amongst pupils is a motivation! Scrutinising the profession and understand more ,then one will realise the process of teaching and learning must be parallel with motivation.If you are a teacher you would agree with me.

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Re: motivating students

Postby desertman » Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:12 pm

tina wrote:motivating is a two- way issue
firstly the teacher has to be a motivating factor in her classroom ;she has to master her subject matter ,and know how to impact this across to students in a manner that would get interested in learning the language


well,that sounds right.

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Postby samanehkarga » Tue May 23, 2006 10:52 am

in my opinion teachers are responsible to motivate students if they are bad-tempered or they don't know the topic well students won't like the lessons so most important point is the teachers manner and the class situation

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Postby Archer » Sun May 28, 2006 5:10 am

Not living in poverty, or a life of meanial labor type jobs.. it is up to the student to be motivated to learn, after all it is their life that will be effected by what they do and do not know, their life will be effected by what they can and can not do, all things must be learned, you can never know to much, but, it is rather easy to not know enough.

It is the teachers job to teach, the best teacher in the world can not teach someone who is unwilling to learn.. a good teacher will never allow any student to not understand the lesson being taught no matter what it takes to help that student to learn what it is they do not understand.

There is a old saying that still holds true.. never try to teach a pig to dance.. it annoys the pig, and wastes the teachers time.

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Postby Dixie » Sun May 28, 2006 9:14 am

Archer wrote:There is a old saying that still holds true.. never try to teach a pig to dance.. it annoys the pig, and wastes the teachers time.


:lol: Brilliant!

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Postby Thoughts » Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:08 am

It is true to say that there are some important environments which have great deals in motivating students.Firstly, parent's care plays a good role to direct their student's mind & attitude to achieve any sought aim.Secondly, the school & its staff, especially the teacher himself.The successful teacher has great influence to prompt his student.What is essential here & which can be considered as the most important condition, is student's ambition & his desire to improve himself & get high level.Any student who is interested in this of coures will be abl to motivate & encourage himself by himsl far from any social,living &other environments in his life.

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Postby Seafarer » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:38 am

It is impossible to tell that only the teacher is responsible of motivating the students. I got lots of friends who weren't able to motivate themselves even if our poor teacher spent all her time to motivate them. The student should be willing to being motivated.

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Postby jeffcox » Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:24 pm

A good teacher will do all they reasonably can to motivate students. But that's not always possible.

As Seafarer said, some students just don't work well in some groups. Some 'collections of students' never become 'a group' in the 'united' sense of the word.

And then again, I'm a teacher and NOT a babysitter. Many students make the mistake of thinking this. Sometimes I ask my students to bring things in to make the class more dynamic, and they don't even bother. I could bring in all the things myself, as the teacher, but I think that they need to take some responsibility for their group and for their own learning experience.

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AGREE TO Lynne

Postby hoanggia » Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:44 pm

YEAH I AGREE MOST OF WHAT YOU SAID.I VE BEEN TEACHING QUITE MANY CLASSES AND I MAY SAY IT DEPENDS ON TWO SIDES -THE TEACHERS AND THE STUDENTS TO MAKE THE LEARNINGTIME INTERESTING.HOWEVER IT;S DEPEND MOST ON THE STUDENT'S FORCE OF LEARNING.IF THEY SET UP A GOAL OF GOING ABROAD STUDYING ,YOU WOULDN'T WASTE MUCH SALIVA. :P :D


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