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Motivation Matters is a Course

Motivation Matters

Apr 15, 2024 - May 7, 2024
30 credits

$200 Enroll

Full course description

Online Only | Oftentimes, an educator’s implicit bias is demonstrated through discourse and actions when responding to motivating and disciplining discouraged learners. In this course, participants will self-examine their responses to unmotivated student behavior by resetting their mindset and bias towards students’ behavioral challenges and subsequently focus on positive academic and social emotional well-being. 

This 30-hour online course supports currently practicing classroom teachers of all subjects and grade levels, counselors, and social workers in developing teaching strategies and resources that capture individual student interests and strengths. Issues as to why students become discouraged and ways in which to increase their motivation will be explored. This course focuses on how to engage and encourage unmotivated students by addressing their individual academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs. Teachers learn key processes that provide the appropriate amount of challenge, student choice, and risk-taking activities that enable students to find personal relevance and meaning in school work. Participants will create a motivation action plan that targets the needs of a discouraged learner. This offering is aligned to the CPS Framework for Teaching Components 1a, 1b, 1d, 2a, 2b, 2d, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3e, 4c, and 4d.

Instructor: Michael P. Moriarty, NBCT

Course Dates: 4/15/2024, 4/22/2024, 4/29/2024, 5/6/2024

Live Session Times: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Location: Online at

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