Motivating the unmotivated

Ken Wilson outlines ten ways to create an atmosphere that makes students want to come to class. January 2012, London.

What makes your students want to come to your class? This seminar, with Ken Wilson, outlines ten ways to create an atmosphere that makes them want to do just that.

You can read a report of the seminar here.

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Submitted by DragancheR on Sun, 02/19/2012 - 12:00

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I really enjoyed listening to the presentation. Examples are very interesting and practical, and above all, applicable.

Considering motivation and the role of the teacher, I wanted to share the opinion of students what do they think the 'great' teacher should be like. I came across this 'image'  while making a presentation about motivation for teachers, and I liked it a lot.

It tells a lot how teachers should show a genuine interest in their students' interests and abilities, and how important is that from the position of student.

 PUPILS SAY A GREAT TEACHER:

 

-is kind. 

-is generous. 

-listens to you. 

-has faith in you.

-encourages you.

-keeps confidence.

-likes teaching students.

-likes teaching the subject.

-takes time to explain things.

-helps you when you are stuck.

-tells you how you are doing.

-allows you to have your say.

-doesn’t give up on you.

-cares for your opinion.

-makes you feel clever.

-treats people equally.

-stands up for you.

-makes allowances.

-tells the truth.

-is forgiving.

 


 

HI MARISA,

IT'S REALLY A  GREATNESS OF A TEACHER WHO IS ALLROUNDER.BUT IN THE MODERN TIME THE STUDENTS HAVE REDUCED THE VALUE OF A TEACHER.

MRS.HEERA. RAJWANI

Submitted by Kenwilsonlondon on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 09:09

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I also think the list of teacher attributes is a good one. It's also almost impossible to maintain all those attributes over an entire career without involving the students in some responsibility to create a positive classroom atmosphere.

Submitted by Carola Maria on Thu, 02/23/2012 - 17:20

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Taking into account that Ken's talk focused on pupils'/students' motivation. He did a great job on my motivation as a teacher - killing two birds with one stone!

Thank you Ken and BC

Carola 

Submitted by ortensia pantaleo on Sat, 02/25/2012 - 08:30

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I really appreciated Ken Wilson's presentation. Thank you for all these motivational ideas:

It's a good way to motivate teachers too, because not only students can get bored ... sometimes!!

Have a good weekend you teachers out there!

 

Submitted by dianaarmstrong on Sun, 04/29/2012 - 16:47

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Brilliant seminar, with great ideas that we probably all know we should be using.  Has remotivated me at a point where I'm getting tired and feel that I'm running out of ideas.  Thanks for a great seminar - worth the 50 minutes of my time on a Sunday afternoon!

Submitted by morettistella on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:14

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Really enjoyed watching that! Thank you! Brilliant ideas and points!! I have been teaching in Italy for 10 years and Italian kids/teenages are quite difficult to motivate at times and hopefully these ideas work!

 

Submitted by Lead Pencil on Thu, 06/16/2016 - 15:32

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I cannot acess the video. I only see the words connection error instead. kindly help.

Submitted by moulalikhan on Thu, 09/15/2016 - 14:28

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The presentation was really good but I wanted to suggest something for the benefit of readers and learners of English as a second language in India. Why are you not suggesting any presentation for the Indian teachers and students? Specially, Teachers of India who are working globally lacks motivational strategies. Kindly provide some good presentation which will support unmotivated students.

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