Motivation The Key to Academic Success

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Motivation is the key to academic success. Just as the actor asks a director, “What is my motivation for this scene”? The child turns to the teacher parents and peers to discover the “why” of learning. So motivation is often defined as need or drive that energizes behavior towards a goal.


While the new school year begins the most common problem that the teacher and the parents face is lack of student’s concentration. It can either come from within the student (intrinsic) or from outside (extrinsic). A child who is intrinsically motivated performs a task because of the joy that comes from learning new materials. A child who performs in school to gain parents approval, grades, or rewards is externally motivated. While research shows that those children with internal enthusiasm may achieve greater success.

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Motivation The Key to Academic Success

Teachers and parents often find that many children seek external reinforces. Parents who ask question that lead to more questions for a child are more successful in developing intrinsic enthusiasm . For example a parent gives a child a special toy as a reward for reading a lesson. The lesson about how an airplane works? And for completing the related homework that requires answers to questions about the parts of an airplane.


It will stimulate less motivation. The parent who helps a child discover how planes work by building a balsam plane and lifting the child practice flying it give more motivation. This parent can ask what change the plane’s flight pattern. The child can then experiment, discovers and generates new questions and new discoveries.

Motivation as parents and teachers know often varies. It depends on the setting and the people involved. It also depends on  the task and the situation.Several tools like audio and video can be used for this purpose. Everyone needs change in their life. So if a teacher can teach the same thing in a new taste that can be the real motivation.

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