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Develop Student Motivation to Succeed

There is much that educators can do to increase students motivation to succeed on an assignment, in their course, in a degree program, and in the profession. Particular strategies that have been shown to be effective include:

  • Make the learning real and relevant for the students.
  • Provide students opportunities for choice, either in what or how they learn.
  • Help students strategize a path to success when they are struggling.
  • Connect students to the profession through speakers, research experiences, or project based learning