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April 13, 2007

Surveys- Motivation

Hello Readers,

Have you ever taught a group of students who were only in your class because their parents made them take the course? Have you ever tried to motivate students, but failed? Have you successfully figured out a way to motivate the unmotivated ones in your class?

Depending on your experiences, you might have a different idea ...

... about motivation. Can a teacher successfully motivate unmotivated students? Who should be responsible for motivation?

This month's survey question is: Who should be most responsible for motivating unmotivated students?

To place your vote, go to the ESL Employment forum here: http://www.esl-jobs-forum.com/viewtopic.php?p=4728#4728

Don't forget that you'll have to either register or log in before you can take part in the poll. (But don't worry, it's free!)

Question: Who should be most responsible for motivating unmotivated students?

1) ESL teachers

2) Other school teachers

3) School administrators

4) The students themselves

5) Peers

6) Parents

Anything missing from the above choices? Feel free to share additional ideas by commenting below!

If you have further comments about teacher meetings in your school, feel free to comment below. It'd be interesting to hear from you!

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

*Looking for other interesting surveys (and their resultes) about the ESL industry? Click HERE!

About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker who hails from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, and lived and worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked with students that range in age from three to more than sixty years old. She worked in universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, as well as private tutoring. Besides teaching, she also worked as a head teacher, an education manager, and a material development manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she currently writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing. Carol is also currently working on her MA in TESOL at the Oxford Brookes University in England. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at April 13, 2007 07:22 AM

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