May 07, 2003
To build motivation in the challenging classroom, try using individualized positive comments to each student in front of the rest of the class. Identify the student's strengths and attributes that make that student stand out form the rest. Also, give some positive recommendations to the students to help build upon their achievement and success. Through this activity students become anxious to hear their positive qualities and are very attentive to know what they can improve on to reach their fullest potential. Some forethought must be taken in order to make this activity meaningful to each student. This truly is a motivator for all students!