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Motivation Lesson 1-Coming From Behind (Catching Up & Moving Ahead)

Motivation Lesson 1-Coming From Behind (Catching Up & Moving Ahead)

Author: Megan Trimble

PBIS: By learning how to set and achieve goals students will take more personal ownership for
their education. When students learn these life skills they will better embrace your ef-
forts to help them achieve. Encourage goal setting by all of your students.

This lesson has been created to be administered in a variety of ways: flipped, independent, whole-class, small-group, etc. Teachers know their students best and can adapt materials as needed.  

Each lesson in this series consists of a video overview of the topic which should be viewed at the start of the lesson to introduce the topic/concepts. Once the video has been viewed students will engage in reading 3 narratives directly related to the lesson topic and then respond to (up to 10+) prompts in the form of response questions. Document have been made for either electronic or written completion.  The classroom teacher can determine the most appropriate response questions to assign based on the length of class-time and/or total narratives reviewed.  There are supplemental video clips for students to view in between narratives to help deepen their understanding of the lesson content. Finally, each lesson culminates in a short "AFL" containing differentiated questions related to concepts in the lesson.

Involving students in their own learning can also serve to motivate. Lessons that are
teacher centered do little to encourage student involvement.

Motivation and learning are enhanced when students are actively involved in a lesson
through such efforts as: a cooperative learning project, role playing, or various hands-on

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Lesson Introduction Video-Start Here

Motivation Lesson #1-Coming From Behind (Catching Up and Moving Ahead)

Source: M.Trimble-2015 *(Advantage Press)

Motivation Lesson #1-Short Stories Documents

Click here to access the short stories for this lesson.  Read the 3 stories and view the motivation video clips. You can read all the stories at once or individually.  You will use the contents of the stories when answering the response questions later in the lesson.

Source: M.Trimble-2015 *(Advantage Press)

A Pep Talk from Kid President

Supplemental video #2


Never, Ever Give Up

Arthur's Inspirational Transformation


Motivation Lesson #1-Student Response(s) Document

Click here to access the student response(s) document for this lesson. Your teacher will let you know which of the questions you will be required to complete.

Source: M.Trimble-2015 *(Advantage Press)