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Week 3 Post 2

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Motivation

Write a brief post addressing how you are going to motivate your learners/students, and align your response with the information drawn from Small’s article on motivation.
Motivation
Beginning:
  1. Share your objectives of the instruction (Relevance: goal orientation)
  2. Start with a search scenario most students are familiar with (how to find a book in the library (Relevance: familiarity)
  3. Assure students that they don’t have to memorize everything in the brief- just ask for my help and I’ll work with you one-on-one anytime. (Confidence: learning requirements)
During:
  1. After demonstrating on the smart board, have students pause and write, discuss as a group, and share ideas. (Attention: variability)
  2. Provide opportunities for students to practice with the demonstrated sites (Confidence: success opportunities)
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