scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 565
Running head RECOGNIZING AND NURTURING INTRINSIC MOTIVATIONRecognizing and Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation A Cautionary Tale Recognizing and Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation A Cautionary Tale This article related to the pre-teaching experiences of educators and the necessity for training in the identification of intrinsic motivation in the gifted learner For far too many years gifted learners were only thought to be the achievers in the group Those students that were able to excel in whatever assignment was given or any task at hand were generally those identified as the gifted and talented in the group This paper implies that this belief continues to be widely heldThose in teacher training are required to perform a given number of hours of observation in a mentor teachers classroom prior to the completion of their program Without adequate training in the identification of internally motivated behavior this writer concludes that many of the teacher-identified gifted students would be missed From the authors perspective most of the pre-teachers doing the observations in this paper identified the teacher-pleasers as the intrinsically motivated in the classroom Usually this type of student is most responsive to extrinsic motivation according to the authorFuture teachers need to be trained to recognize the nonconformist gifted learner as well Too often these students are allowed to fall between the cracks because their true intrinsic motivation is never identified They are usually labeled early on as a troublemaker or as rowdy Failure to identify those students that only faintly demonstrate characteristics of giftedness can lead to continual classroom disruptions and the loss of potential for the studentI could not agree more strongly with the author Having taught several vocational science classes in local high schools I have met many students that are indeed gifted but are nonconforming holding little regard for those that do not seek to understand them on a personal level There are many strong young minds lost every year because teachers and other professionals are not adequately
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA