NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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Course Descriptions

Motivating & Challenging All Students

EDUC 600

This workshop is designed to provide teachers with the knowledge and strategies to improve their skills in motivation and challenging students to do their best; thus improving student achievement. The purpose of this course is to introduce the importance of the often-overlooked learning strategy: motivation and then to offer strategies and activities to enable teachers to successfully incorporate motivational theory practices into their instruction and relationships with students.


Teachers will develop experience in:

  • Efficiently and effectively incorporating a variety of motivational techniques;
  • Understanding the reasons that students may not be motivated to persist at their work;
  • Understanding the basic needs that all students may bring to a classroom setting;
  • Understanding the key components of classroom motivation;
  • Applying motivational strategies to improve instruction;
  • Developing plans to improve the way that they motivate and challenge their students; 
  • Maintaining a passion for working successfully with all students;
  • Selecting the best motivational strategies and activities to fit the needs of their students.


Computer with speakers or headphones, internet access and active email account.