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Have you ever wondered what it takes to motivate a group of young adolescent kids in school or if the techniques usedwould even work In the movie Stand and Deliver Jaime Escalante used many different techniques to motivate hisstudents to learn more and be more successful in math Overall his students might have a larger desire to learn moreabout other things in life Jaime Escalante used many techniques to motivate his students to become more successful inmath and in life Mr Escalante motivated his students to learn better by presenting the material to them in a differentfashion Instead of lecturing the material to his students he would find a way to make it easily understood or find a way tomake it relate to things in their lives One example of how he presented the material to them in a way so that they couldunderstand easier was when he brought in apples for everyone and cut certain sized slices out of the apples Since thestudents were learning about fractions he asked them how much was missing from each of their apples Instead oflecturing to them about fractions he brought in visual aids to help them see and feel what they were learning aboutAnother way Mr Escalante motivated his students to learn better was by creating a close relationship with them Insteadof having a working type relationship he got on the same wavelength as them and got to know them and care for themAn example of this could be the night before the exam He had his students over to his own house so they could all studyand then he cooked dinner for them By Mr Escalante motivating his students in a different fashion the students werevery successful They were successful not only in math but in their lives as well To prove that Mr Escalantes methodsgave success to his students one could take the fact that they passed the AP Calculus test a test that is
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