Motivating K-12 Learners in Education

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Motivation affects nearly 75% of K-12 learners in education. It is a problem that effects students' learning ability, causing them to detach from the classroom setting, which later results in failure on standardize tests. Motivation is very essential in education. It implicates the reason of a child's actions and behaviors in a particular way. The theoretical background for this study centers around ways students' interest level arises and fails, and what strategies and activities motivates them when learning. Educational researchers pronounces that students are motivated in education, proving that they learn best when they take lead of the academic curriculum. By taking lead of the academic curriculum give students the opportunity to teach the lesson to their peers. Results of this given tactic shows that student engagement arises as their motivational interest on the curriculum increases. Statistics show that students are motivated in education throughout two basic orientations, namely ego/performance and task/mastery. Motivating students in the academic curriculum has been an effective strategy that enhances students’ knowledge when learning and engaging in the classroom curriculum. Appealing learners in education expresses the concepts and opinions of students' support in four-component conceptualization: attainment value, an achievement that is attained; intrinsic value, the belonging to something by its nature; utility value, an expected return and risk; and cost, the price of something. In the present paper, motivating students in education is investigated validating that students are motivated in education, and the activities that teachers formulate in their classroom to confirm this statement. It is hypothesized that stu... ... middle of paper ... ...Internship: Teaching Poetry in Middle & High School. English Journal 53: 57-62. Johnson, W., Witting, C., Sottile, J. (2006) What One Activity Would You Recommend to Teachers Who Are Nervous about Teaching? English Journal 96.1:24-24. Kovalcik, B., Certo, J. (2007).Teaching Literary Devices of Sound in Poetry Writing. English Journal 97.2:89-93. Lazar, J. and J. Preece (1999). "Designing and implementing Web-based surveys." Journal of Computer Information Systems 39(4): 63-67. Lenoir, D. (2002). A Few words from the Devil's Advocate. English Journal: 59-63. Mayer C, James. (2002). Student-Led Poetry Workshop. English Journal. 51-54. Rowell, Lonnie, and Eunsook Hong. "Academic Motivation: Concepts, Strategies, and Counseling Approaches." Professional School Counseling 16.3 (2013): 158-71. Salam, K.(2002). The Fervor and the Fret. English Journal: 104-108.
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