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Feature Article: On Motivation
Students will only learn if they want to. Contrary to commonly
held parent's opinion, children are not inherently resistant
to instruction. All student failures can be directly attributable
to teacher failure. Given the right motivation learning will
take place. The instructional problem is to make the learning
take place in the right direction. For, whatever reason, much
student motivation tends to be in the wrong direction. I found
that teaching gambling was always easier than teaching good behavior.
Learning is keyed to motivation. Threats will work to a degree,
but soon wear out. Margaret Meade, the great anthropologist once
told me that we should pay children to go to school, with the
pay scale based on achievement. Many student pilots of a younger
age are motivated into learning to fly because of the promise
of future compensation. Older students are trying to recover
the dreams of their youth. egardless, a student pilot must be
motivated to overcome the sure to come failures, plateaus, and
frustrations that are a part of learning to fly.
Every flying success serves as a motivator. It is essential that
the instructor provide in each lesson a series of achievable
goals that challenge and satisfy the motivational needs of the
student. Nothing is as defeating to a student as false praise.
The instructor must be creative in finding motivators. One of
my most satisfying experiences as a public school teacher was
when I was able to motivate an entire class to excel in spelling
lessons just by correcting the papers during class and pretending
that I really enjoyed making red check marks on missed words.
Surprising how hard the kids would work to keep me from enjoying
correcting spelling. Do whatever it takes to motivate.
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