The first session in MMSEL subject, I found some interesting knowledge and stories about motivation from my new attractive teacher, Miss Lydea; my friends and their stories. In my opinion, motivation is force to reach goals. The causes that make me take an action to address our goals. There are two kinds of motivation, which is intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation is motivation that comes from our self, or our willingness to do what we want to do. Besides, extrinsic motivation is motivation because of external rewards or desire to do something because of external factor. For example, I go to school because of my parents ask me to do it. (If not, they will yelling at me :p lol) However, the intrinsic motivation is more consistent than extrinsic motivation. In addition, extrinsic motivation can be changed in to intrinsic motivation. There were so many examples of both of this motivation on our last session, especially in learning. I realized that my motivation to learn mostly comes from myself, but it sometimes suddenly disapear. ah i dont know what -_-
Teacher, classroom activities, and facilitation of learning can influence students’ motivation. As teacher candidate, i should pay attention for this. It can be a trigger to make better and faster, or can be the worse for the students. In my opinion, effective teaching and learning should be building by the teacher to motivate students. How teacher motivate students will be external motivation, but if they can motivate and construct their own motivation for them self, so that they enjoy and have willingness to learn, it could be changed into intrinsic motivation. By knowing and realizing that, I want to be friendly, fun, attractive, creatif and inspiring teacher. 🙂 amiiiiin….
Based on the theory, there are some strategies that teacher can do for reaching the hierarchy of Maslow. I just realized that my favorite teacher did it explicitly. My physic teacher was understand the uniqueness of the students and tried to reach all students’ need. (as you already know) i am
hyperactive students, at that moments my teacher payed attention to me and found my needs and interest then addressed it and gave motivation to be back on “right”way. He showed that he care about us and always appreciate our work. That’s why i do really love him. 🙂 He always being external motivation to learn something’s new and don’t afraid to try. I also hope that Miss Lydea do so or maybe more for us 🙂
I hope this reflection can inspire you.
I really enjoy firrst MMCEL class. 😀