27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom

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by TeachThought Staff

We’ve talked about the definition of intrinsic motivation in the past. We’ve also talked about some basic ways to improve student motivation.

This time, it’s Mia MacMeekin‘s turn to speak to you about the same, but through gridded, blocked, and easy to read infographics. The graphic starts with a definition for both intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation, then offers 27 verbs that can help promote that magic stuff that is characterized by curiosity, effort, engagement, and academic success.

Some were a little iffy–“praise” and “milestones” seemed a little closer to extrinsic motivation. But the vast majority are useful to consider as you design units, lessons, and activities this school year.

Our favorites?

5. Create a grade free lesson

7. Challenge students to come up with new solutions to old problems

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8. Encourage creative ways to accomplish the same task

22. Create a trusting atmosphere

23. Create a class vision

24. Engage in community service

27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom 

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9 Comments
  1. Liz Kinney says

    Really neat infographic to make an educator think about how to get the students to do what we want them to do- engage in learning!

  2. Synopsis says

    Motivation comes when students become engaged. This is the magic formula which leaves you lasting memories of some of your teachers who had helped you to rise above and find that motivation.

  3. MaryPatricia says

    An motivational activity rarely appears on any standard lesson plan template, devising ways to appeal to your students’ interests is certainly worth the time and trouble.

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  4. Serena Mikell says

    An motivational activity rarely appears on any standard lesson plan template, devising ways to appeal to your students’ interests is certainly worth the time and trouble.
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  5. Chris Clark, Ed. D. says

    Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Anashia Williams says

    I feel as though some of these examples are extrinsic motivaitons

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