The Clearing House: An Annotated Bibliography

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Many students in school today are not motivated to read content based material which leaves their reading skills underdeveloped. Teachers must be excited and eager to share their joy for reading with their students. These six principles can guide teachers into engaging and motivating students in content areas of the classroom to maximize participation in reading. The six principles are: increase student efficacy, generate student interest, make learning relevant, provide various resources, allow student choices and collaborate. As teachers implement these six principles into classroom enriched lessons, students are more likely to become engaged and motivated allowing an increase in student achievement. After reading this article I found myself …show more content…
(2008). Turning reluctant learners into inspired learners. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 82(1), 40-44. Reluctant learners can be turned into inspired learners when the students are supported and challenged in an effective learning environment. Reluctant learners tend to have a low self-efficacy and are unable to complete classroom assignments. Over time learning becomes less meaningful leading to an increased high school dropout rate. It is crucial for teachers to make learning relevant with differentiated instruction, and incorporate students’ interests into daily lessons. Teachers can encourage intrinsic motivation in students by challenging students with high yield questioning techniques. In addition, teachers can create a learning environment where students have opportunities to make learning choices and take ownership in the classroom. Next, teachers must inspire students to actively participate in classroom activities. Make a change in the daily routine so that student discover the joy of …show more content…
Teachers need to be positive and enthusiastic within their teaching so that students will model this same type of behavior. Challenge all students using questioning techniques in a manner in which students will learn to independently implement these practices into their personal learning. I feel it is useful for teachers to understand the importance of allowing students to make choices in the classroom instead of taking control. As students learn to become independent learners they build self-efficacy while increasing their level of

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