Have you seen my newest article on building student success over at suite101.com?
Do you teach students who are intrinsically motivated? Intrinsic
motivation comes from within. It’s the sense of working toward something
simply because we want to or because we feel a sense of accomplishment,
and it is relatively easy to know when a student is intrinsically
motivated. Students are motivated internally when they pursue an
activity independently, enjoy the activity, don’t want to stop working
until they are finished, move beyond the minimum expectations, and don’t
care if there are rewards attached.