The following is adapted from Motivated: Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want to Join In, by Ilana Seidel Horn
In her new book, Motivated, author Ilana Seidel Horn outlines the features of a motivational classroom. Based on her research, Horn has found that a motivational classroom attends to the following five features:
- students’ sense of belongingness
- the meaningfulness of learning
- students’ competence
- structures for accountability
- students’ autonomy.
Teachers can foster all of these through deliberate instructional design as they tinker to motivate their students. Here's where to start: