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Week 1DQ 1 Due 6/2Using extrinsic rewards in the classroom is often controversial. Where do you stand in terms of providing students with rewards for reaching behavioral or academic goals? After reviewing the readings and any additional sources, do you plan to use extrinsic motivators in your future classroom? If so, how?Hello EveryoneAs the topic of extrinsic rewards in the classroom seems to be controversial I want to add that sometimes those types of rewards can be negative in the classroom as students are only doing something for the sake of being rewarded. I would provide my students with intrinsic motivation because I want then to get the opportunity to love what they do and want to do it because they want to achieve long term goals and gain knowledge. I think this type of motivation will promotetheir learning in a way that allows them to learn something new because they want to and know it will benefit them in the long run as opposed to learning or succeeding at a task because they will get money, candy, etc. However, from our readings Rassuli (2012) states “extrinsic rewards may in effect ignite intrinsicmotivation and therefore reinforce learners’ participation and deep learning” (p.87). We all have learned that students are different and may set goals for themselves and have their own beliefs but not all students think this way so as educators we should stay open minded about what will best benefit our range of students. I do plan on using extrinsic motivators but only as a way that will get students involved and it won’t be used all the time but instead in circumstances that I deem necessary in order to get students motivated and engaged in the classroom. In my future classroom I think that combining intrinsic and extrinsic motivation will best help students. For example, when giving students a task the teacher can allow students to write about whatever topic they want and in the end the teacher can reward the students with some form extrinsic motivation. As students are receiving tangible rewards they are also getting feedback from the teacher and are given the chance to explore topics of their interest. Finally, Evertson & Emmer (2013) also state that extrinsic rewards should not interfere with intrinsic motivation by this they refer to only using extrinsic motivators when necessary to keep students involved in the learning objective. It is in the teachers best interest to encourage students and for them to understand the long term use of the knowledge they gain. Evertson, C. M., & Emmer, E. T. (2013). Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. ISBN-13: 9780132693264Rassuli, A. (2012). Engagement in classroom learning: Creating temporal participation incentives for extrinsically motivated students through bonus credits. Journal of Education for Business, 87(2), 86-93. doi:10.1080/08832323.2011.570808DQ 2 Due 6/4
In order to encourage and promote student motivation and engagement, instructors must provide support while academically challenging students. Discuss strategies to provide support for academically, behaviorally, and socially diverse students. Be specific in naming strategies.