What are my 5 Keys to Unlocking Student Motivation?
Students must understand the purpose of the activity. If it is in an unknown language, I try to provide
context by story telling. Music in the class room serves a purpose. It can be used to reinforce values or
Everybody is given a role and an instrument. Teamwork is constantly reinforced, as is individual
contributions to the group.
Silly lyrics or dances. Interacting through body percussion, or running around are massive hits!
Kids are challenged to expand on their existing skills. Noticable improvement is an incentive to keep
Students can appreciate their own good work. Working on a beautiful piece is magical and doesn't go
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