Efficacy, Esteem, and Motivation
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Teacher Efficacy | Education.com

Teacher Efficacy | Education.com | Efficacy, Esteem, and Motivation | Scoop.it
Information on education and child development for parents and educators. HOW TEACHERS DEVELOP SELF-EFFICACY BELIEFS THE CONTEXT AND MEASUREMENT OF ...
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This article was important because it not only focused on how teachers can create student efficacy beliefs but also how they themselves as teachers can experience efficacy. The article discusses and does research as to how much efficacy declines or increases depending on the age and amount of experience a teacher has. The article found that new teachers experience a decline in efficacy because of how intense the actual experience of teaching can be. However it was found that the more collaboration that occurs with teachers in a school, the higher teacher efficacy was found. The article takes some time to differentiate between teacher efficacy and teacher self-esteem and then spends detailed amounts of time discussing how teacher efficacy can positively affect the classroom and students learning. I found this article to be extremely helpful as it discusses the topic of efficacy from a teachers standpoint. It goes along with what we have learned in other parts of our class stating that teachers must care both for themselves as well as their students in order to be the most effective teacher. It also brings the importance of things not only relating to efficacy but also to motivation and self-esteem by urging that it begins with the teacher and then will flow out into students learning. This article was very unique and important for educators to read to ensure that they themselves are being the most effective learner in order to ensure success for their students. 

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Student-centred learning: What does it mean for students and lecturers?

Student-centred learning: What does it mean for students and lecturers? | Efficacy, Esteem, and Motivation | Scoop.it
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This article was significant based off of its detailed and supportive argument towards the idea of ensuring student centered learning. The idea of moving from "teaching" into "learning" was one of the main themes of the essay. Teachers need to be more willing to focus on the students needs and abilities and passions and less on what they will teach personally. The article provides a detailed explanation into what student centered learning entails, and then gives ways as to how teachers can implement this student-centered learning. One important way that the article provides is through the element of choice. Providing students a chance to of options in the way they fulfill the learning standards provides more opportunity for motivation and learning. Ther article also provides many different ways teachers can teach content outside of direct teaching or lectures. If a lecture is necessary options are also provided for ways to have students more involved in the lecture. Variations in assessments were also provided. A critique towards student-centered learning was provided and then argued against which brought legitimacy to the arguments being made. I found this article to be very supportive and interesting. It provided me with tools that I can use in the future to ensure that my classroom is one that is centered on student learning. 

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Top 12 Ways to Motivate Students

Top 12 Ways to Motivate Students | Efficacy, Esteem, and Motivation | Scoop.it
Here are 12 classroom - proven tips to motivate students and encourage class participation.
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“Top 12 Ways to Motivate Students” is an excellent resource to use for motivational strategies. The ideas given in this article offer up a wide range of assignments and procedures that can be done in the classroom to motivate students as well as learning abilities. The first three ways that teachers can motivate students involve roles that the teacher holds. It is expected that the teacher holds students to high expectations that have smaller goals that can be accomplished and addressed along the way. Furthermore, teachers should spread enthusiasm “like it is a virus,” so that students will feel that teachers find importance in the learning. The next four ways of motivating students involves ways that the teacher can switch up and give variety to day-to-day learning. From asking students for feedback as well as suggestions of how things should be run in the classroom, to assigning students roles in the class that appeal to their interests to creating “Open format Friday’s” that give students a choice as to how the learning is done on Friday’s were all examples of ways that students can be motivated to learn. The last three strategies offer up ways that outside environments can be incorporated into the classroom. This site overall gave simple yet very interesting ways to be sure that students are continued to be motivated to learn content. 

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Tools for Differentiation / Choice Boards

Tools for Differentiation / Choice Boards | Efficacy, Esteem, and Motivation | Scoop.it
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The Choice Board suggestion allows students to have a sense of ownership over the assignments they do for a specific lesson or unit of learning. As the teacher it is important that I draw out the most specific and important themes from a lesson or unit and then offer multiple different options of what the student can choose to do to reveal their learning or understanding of that theme. The basic assignment gives students an average score, i.e. a “C.” By adding negotiables or extra elements to the assignments that give each students work a unique twist could be the way that higher-level scores would be granted. This option incorporates Bloom’s taxonomy as the negotiables provide an added element of individual work. By giving the students choice they are able to be motivated to take responsibility of their own work and also allows them to choose to do work that is appealing and motivating to themselves. 

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ICT: Providing choices for learners and learning. Proceedings ascilite Singapore 2007

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This website is a great resource to reference for many different articles and further websites on topics such as Efficacy, Motivation, Esteem, and implementing choices for learners. This website has various links to other sites and articles that provide suggestions and examples of ways that teachers can most effectively help their students learn. Some examples of links are the benefits of using student feedback, the various ways teachers can give students choices, the benefits of using technology, how to inspire creative thinking, how to support social media, how to motivate learners in a modern day fashion, etc. This website would be very beneficial for me as an educator because it gives so many unique and various articles that provide ways that I can become a stronger teacher. I hope to reference this website as an educator someday. 

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TeacherMatters - Classroom Management and Discipline - Teacher Roles - Motivating | TeacherMatters - Classroom Management and D

Written by John Andrius | | | Teacher Roles - Motivating Introduction Motivation is a vital factor in the teacher's management of learning and beha...
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This article/web page is a beneficial tool for all educators. It defines intrinsic motivation and discusses the aims of the article in helping students reach goals and be self motivated. Following these definitions and pre work we find six strategies for motivating students. These include being sure the student has interest in the subject matter, Highlighting the relevance of the subject, holding high expectations and maintaining those expectations, design interesting lesson plans, expressing enthusiasm and interest as the teacher in the subject, and provided feedback and rewards. The most interesting and helpful portion of this article comes next when the writers offer specific details and ways that teachers can write affective lesson plans. By laying out a step by step guide to writing motivating lesson plans the reader is able to prepare class periods that will help motivate students. The lesson plans are divided into parts for pre, during, and after the lesson. I found this article to be highly helpful and organized as it was very clear and concise towards what it's learning objectives are. It was a great example as to how I as a teacher can help to motivate my students. 

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The Power of Self-Esteem: Build It and They Will Flourish - Middle Ground

The Power of Self-Esteem: Build It and They Will Flourish - Middle Ground | Efficacy, Esteem, and Motivation | Scoop.it
Many educators stand firm in their conviction that since self-worth is tested during the middle school years, building it can help students become successful.
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The article, “The Power of Self-Esteem: Build it and they will Grow It” offers up ways to address self-esteem within students in the most effective way. It is argued in this article that heaps of praise and affirmation for physical or tangible success can often boost students ego’s and favor some students over others. Instead, it is suggested that teachers find ways to boost student’s self-esteem in ways such as giving them choice and responsibility. The article points out that middle school is a time when students worry less about affirmation and praise from parents and teachers and worry more about being boosted by their peers. Therefore, creating a classroom filled with collaboration and teamwork can help raise individual students self esteem. Furthermore, by having student’s work with younger students or leading others, students will gain a sense of ownership, responsibility, and leadership and will in return gain effective self-esteem. 

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Today's Lesson Plans | TeachHUB

Today's Lesson Plans | TeachHUB | Efficacy, Esteem, and Motivation | Scoop.it
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The Pop Culture Printables are lesson plans that connect the assignments or learning tasks to current events and topics that will motivate and interest the students working with them. They attempt to allow students to identify themes from the content with their own lives and interests. As in most assignments, it is important to have different options and “printables” so that the students can work with something that interests them personally. Some examples that were provided for social studies content were a graphic organizer that celebrates Rosa Parks for specific qualities she embodied, Real life descriptions of court cases that made large changes in how our country is run today, and finding contributions that historical figures have made to society. The assignments in specific are displayed in written in a way that appeals to multiple different types of learners and always allows students to draw in their own opinion and ideas. I found this idea to be very interesting, however some of the lesson plans did not seem to be appealing as much as they just were simple homework assignments to be done by students. 

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