I will be using Interactionist practices to motivate my students. The Interactionist perspective is motivation that heightens awareness of how the students everyday interactions influence their motivation. I feel this is the most hands on theory, and my students would learn the most this way. It focuses on the classroom interaction and the elements that support the child. Supporting the child helps them in the learning process, and also lets the student know there are available resources to help them along the way. Although I feel rewards are a good way to get students motivated, it is not the only way, and I cannot reward them every time they do something good.
For my first activity, I chose to put students into groups because I feel that group work motivates student more, rather than working alone. Actually having paper money will also motivate them because it is very hands on, and it is much more "fun" to actually work with something than just doing calculations on paper.
For my second activity, I feel that role playing will motivate the students because they will be excited about taking turns being the cashier and the customer. I think this is much more beneficial than just writing anweres on a piece of paper, and also lets the students use their imagination. This way, it is working with more than one subject.
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