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...e are just a few of the ways she motivated her students. These strategies are some of the most effective ways to motivate students. Since Watson focused on intrinsically motivating her students, they wanted to do the work because it was rewarding for them just to complete a task. If she had used extrinsically motivating strategies they would have only done to work to get a reward out of it. This could be an effective way to get a student to do work; however, it will not be as fulfilling for the student. I believe that self-fulfillment is a major component of motivation because it allows a student to find a subject they are passionate about and work towards being successful. Like Watson, as a teacher, I want to be able to make a difference in someone’s life. Even if it is only one student, I will be satisfied knowing that I was able to motivate them to be successful.
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