4, 3, 2 Motivate! Podcast Episodes 221 and 222

Jun 05, 2020 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team


Over the past two podcasts, Episodes 221 and 222, Andrew Pudewa and Julie Walker discussed the topic of motivation. As educators, how do we motivate students to learn? What steps and strategies can we adopt that help inspire students to break out of their comfort zone to begin learning and (gasp!) even enjoy it as well. Listening to the podcast, you might decide that inspiring learning is as easy as 4, 3, 2.

What is 4, 3, 2? Podcast Episode 221 focuses on the four forms of relevancy that Andrew names from the highest form to the lowest: intrinsic, inspired, contrived, and enforced. He clearly describes what each of these four forms looks like and explains why enforced relevancy is the least preferred method of motivating a student. To move beyond this lowest level, he suggests steps that educators can take to contrive ways to help students feel motivated to learn and grow.

Podcast Episode 222 continues exploring the topic of motivation by examining points three and two. Andrew begins the conversation by describing three laws of motivation. Observing these three laws over his decades of teaching students, he relates how they hold the key to helping us prioritize our time, curriculum choices, and implementation of our selected curriculum. He closes out the conversation by listing two secret weapons to inspire students.

These two episodes can revolutionize how you teach and inspire your students. You will not want to miss them. 4, 3, 2 … motivate!

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