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Intrinsic Extrinsic Motivation Within the Classroom Classrooms where students understand the purpose of their work and have a sense of attachment and responsibility to their own along with their classmates learning will have that warm feeling of belonging Learning occurs best when students are motivated and guided by organization and social interaction in and out of the classroom Motivation can be successful to the students with the help of teachers parents peers and their own willingness to learn what is being taught The term motivation can be divided into two categories Intrinsic and Extrinsic Intrinsic motivation is described as completing a task for enjoyment and for the feeling of achievement it provides while with extrinsic motivation the student simply completes a task for fear of punishment or to receive an award It is seen solely as a means to an end A very great example of motivation can be seen throughout the movie Dead Poets Society a film that illustrates in great detail the importance of teacher motivation and the effects it has on the students Mr John KeetingRobin William was a graduate of Welton Academy and has come back as a first year teacher at the school to teach the boys lessons not only in education but in life On his first day Mr Keeting takes his unsuspecting class out to the trophy case in the hallway and explains that the boys are the same as the boys in the pictures from years ago Nothing has changed as far as life is concerned in respects to living life to the fullest and acquiring as much out of life as possible His famous quote throughout the movie is seize the day which he is constantly reminding the boys in every lesson he teaches In his following class he begins by teaching poetry but only as an example of how to live life Mr Keeting believes that his students should read and
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