This training is engaging, fully immersive, and practical. Flexibility exists to best meet your unique professional development needs. It is designed to be a one- or two-day workshop. The one-day training focuses on the five facets of student motivation: Competence, Relationships, Autonomy, Value, and Emotions. The two-day training includes the day one training and then investigates the four major learning styles and how they can be used to differentiate instruction.


Day 1 - 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Student motivation has five facets 

  • Explore the five facets of motivation - Competence, Relationships, Autonomy, Value, and Emotion (CRAVE).

  • Learn five fast facts from research about each facet

  • Take a motivation inventory to examine your own motivational needs


Day 1 - 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Emotions are the gatekeeper to learning

  • Learn how students need to be in a neutral or positive emotional state to learn

  • Investigate how confusion can be used to generate interest

  • Examine the four stages of interest development to boost engagement


Day 1 - 11:30 am – 12:45 pm (Lunch)


Day 1 - 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Intrinsic motivation requires competence and autonomy

  • Learn firsthand how student confidence affects motivation

  • Consider the benefits of a growth mindset and associated pitfalls

  • Discover how to build student confidence through multiple layers of support

  • Investigate the power of offering students choice


Day 1 - 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Instruction begins and ends with the learner

  • Explore relationships and how they motivate learners

  • Learn to encourage student talk by making it productive

  • Examine how relevancy and purposeful tasks engage students


Day 2 - 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Students process information using four major learning styles

  • Learn about various learning styles and take an inventory to discover your own learning preference

  • Discover how to adapt a teaching strategy to incorporate all learning styles


Day 2 - 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Differentiation is responding to the needs of all learners

  • Demystify differentiation and build your ability to meet student needs

  • Discover how offering students choice creates highly motivated learners

  • Learn how to build assignments using Bloom's Revised Taxonomy


Day 2 - 11:30 am – 12:45 pm (Lunch)


Day 2 - 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Effective instruction is varied and personalized

  • Take everything you've learned to this point and put it to use

  • Adapt an existing strategy, create your own, or examine one of your lessons using motivational criteria

  • Walk away with practical solutions to engage all your students


Day 2 - 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Teachers teach students, not subjects

  • Examine and discuss the work produced in the previous module

  • Sum up both days of learning by prioritizing the content into one important truth

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