Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Mapping Motion - Section 2: Direct Instruction

My students are often self-motivated since they have the AP Physics 1 test to hold them accountable. These students are perhaps some of the most fun to teach because they deeply care about learning and getting the right answer.

However, sometimes these students need reminders that I, as their teacher, can only do so much. They must take ownership in their success and it is up to them to take this material and sincerely internalize it. I'm constantly encouraging students to go home and read the text as a supplemental resource. Often, I direct students to The Physics Classroom as well. It is a battle that I fight all year to remind students that their learning is cumulative!   Students must be willing to practice to be successful.

My Motivated Students
Intrinsic Motivation: My Motivated Students

Mapping Motion

Unit 1: 1-D Kinematics
Lesson 2 of 9

Big Idea: Students map out motion and then get introduced to the basic motion equations.

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Sara Leins

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