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Motivation & Learning: Practical Teaching Strategies & Tips

EDUC 600




Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $365

Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center

Course Description:

This course will provide strategies and tips on ways for teachers to increase motivation and learning for students in the classroom. They will examine brain-based learning and multiple intelligences to help teachers design instructional units. Hundreds of teaching tips and student activities are presented for teacher implementation. Teachers will view DVDs about consciousness, quantum physics and the Law of Attraction. Educators will also learn about developing instructionally supportive activities and strategies to improve motivational and instructional impact in classrooms.


1.  Teachers will review student relationships and how to make learning easier without lowering standards. They will learn how to use various teaching tips and strategies.

2.  Students will read about various quick-tips for increasing motivation and learning. They will examine and apply the various ideas for possible applications into their teaching environment.

3.  Educators will examine how motivation works in human behavior and how to get students to be intrinsically motivated. The videos: The Law of Attraction and Quantum Physics are also viewed to blend consciousness concepts into motivation applications.

4.  Educators will examine the motivation tips as they relate to instructional content and teaching for classroom implementation.

5.  Teachers will learn about assessments, testing, and grading tips as they check for validity regarding testing and how they can be used for motivating students.


Motivation and Learning  by Spence Rogers . (1999) 1999: Peak Learning Systems: Evergreen, Colorado. 274 pages 

About The Instructor

Joseph C'de Baca
Joseph C'de Baca

Joseph C'de Baca earned his M.Ed. from the University of Phoenix, Denver, CO in Educational Administration. He earned his BA in Industrial Technology from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Joseph is a former Social Studies and Industrial Technology teacher for 15 years.



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