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Scholars Day: April 7, 2010

Motivation in the Classroom

In a 2007 High School Survey of Student Achievement (HSSSA) of 81,000 students 75% claimed to be bored because the material was not interesting. Carl Ruediger, author of Teaching Procedures, claims that “if interest is missing almost any kind of activity can be boring and unpleasant.” Through scholarly and personal research the presenter demonstrates that motivation is a key element in student success in schools. The more motivation a student has the greater that student’s success will be as determined by their achievement levels.

Presenter: Melissa Rood (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Education and Human Development
Location: 215 Hartwell
Time: 11:05 am (Session II)