Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Plaid Pete is On the Move! - Section 5: Reflection & Closure


I can "pay" my students all day long - in stickers, in free time, in a multitude of tangential rewards - but nothing compares to the public acclaim of being one of the "smart kids."  I capitalize on this.  I do whatever I can to make "smart kids" out of the kids who have been designated as the "not so smart kids" by their peers and whomever decides to toss out those labels.  Kids are paying attention.  They want to be smart.  They want to be successful - even and especially the ones who seem the least likely to resemble that statement!  I know that and I capitalize on it.  I treat them like the smart kids they are.  I set high expectations.  And pretty soon - I don't need stickers and free time - they are so overjoyed with the great feeling that being successful brings, that they don't even ask me anymore.  That's when I know I have been successful.

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Plaid Pete is On the Move!

Unit 5: Plaid Pete is Finding Earth's Place in the Universe
Lesson 6 of 13

Objective: SWBAT analyze patterns and use them to describe Earth's movement, relative to the sun.

Big Idea: What causes day and night? Students collect data, construct line graphs, and analyze patterns in natural phenomena to construct claims supported by evidence.

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