12 episodes

Podcast by Melissa Fuesting

Student Motivation Nation Melissa Fuesting

    • Education

Podcast by Melissa Fuesting

    SMN 001: Applying School to Everyday Life

    SMN 001: Applying School to Everyday Life

    In this episode, learn how (and why) to show your students how things they're learning in school apply to their day-to-day lives.

    • 7 min
    SMN 002: Showing How a Topic Lays a Foundation

    SMN 002: Showing How a Topic Lays a Foundation

    In this episode, learn how (and why) to teach how learning about a particular topic helps lay the foundation for students to continue in the class or their education.

    • 6 min
    SMN 003: Connecting School to Careers

    SMN 003: Connecting School to Careers

    In this episode, learn how (and why) to teach how course material, or the skills learned in the course, may be relevant to your students' future careers.

    • 7 min
    SMN 004: Letting Students Make Their Own "Why"

    SMN 004: Letting Students Make Their Own "Why"

    In this episode, learn how (and why) to give students the time to come up with their own "why" for learning in order to get them more interested and motivated in class!

    • 7 min
    SMN 005: The Pitfalls of Performance Goals

    SMN 005: The Pitfalls of Performance Goals

    The podcast devotes this month (episodes 005 – 008) to discussing how the goals your students adopt for their learning can affect their interest and motivation in class. In this episode, we discuss the detrimental effects of performance goals, or the desire to work on academic tasks in order to do better than other students or to avoid doing worse than other students. We also give you teaching tricks to avoid encouraging your students to possess performance goals for their academic efforts.

    • 10 min
    SMN 006: Foster Learning Goals with These Evaluation Strategies

    SMN 006: Foster Learning Goals with These Evaluation Strategies

    The podcast devotes this month (episodes 005 – 008) to discussing how the goals your students adopt for their learning can affect their interest and motivation in class. In this episode, we discuss how learning goals can help foster student interest and motivation. Learning goals are the desire to work at class tasks for the purpose of learning or understanding course material. This episode gives teaching tweaks to your evaluation and grading strategies that can help encourage your students to adopt adaptive learning goals.

    • 9 min

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