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How to identify the unique interests of your students And use them to build effective lessons
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Because sometimes teaching feels like leading a horse to water… Why use these techniques?
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Imagine… After a reading activity, your students can successfully answer follow-up questions. You rejoice because they have understood! Just a few days later, You ask them to repeat the information… You are met with blank stares, as if they had never heard of the subject.
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Is there a bright side to forgetting? “Forgetting is usually an active, adaptive, and even desirable process. After all, most of the things we remember (like where we set our glasses), are only of short-term importance. “The problem is that … your brain does not automatically know which bits of information will be useful to you in the long run. As a result it sometimes purges the baby right along with the bathwater.” Art Kahn of Learning Solutions Magazine believes: Questio n 1
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Motivation researcher, A. Azzam, brings insight into the relationship between rewards and motivation… “There are certain kinds of motivators, what I call “if-then” motivators, as in ‘If you do this, then you get that.’ Those motivators, science tells us, are pretty effective for simple, short-term, algorithmic tasks. But…far less effective for
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  • Fall '15
  • Psychology, Learning Solutions Magazine, A. Azzam, temporary leadership roles

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