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Intrinsic Motivation in Education?

posted by monicajenner66 2 months ago
tags: education intrinsic motivation

Defining the University Model &Why it Works(4)

A student interested in doing a project on video production would search out and watch as many tutorials and read as many articles as he can on video production. If, however, another student is doing the same project because a teacher requires it, and that student has no interest in videos, she will (might) read whatever materials are provided only to learn the information for the class to avoid getting a bad grade or maybe looking stupid to her peers. Which student is likely to remember the material a year later? Which student will probably be able to apply what they learned?

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A Case for Inclement Weather

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I don’t mean to craft the impression that it is all sunshine and rainbows whenever the weather turns bad because often the physical discomfort is exactly what is needed to bring old behavior patterns to the surface. We see big behaviors in bad weather. And, we often witness a powerful building of self-efficacy as they choose to respond to the weather with a sense of empowerment rather than as a victim of circumstance. It is truly incredible to see.

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Trigger and support intrinsic motivation.

posted by monicajenner66 2 months ago
tags: education

Our job as leaders within the community is to provide opportunities, be role models and support the students no matter where they are in their journey. If we can trigger intrinsic motivation by providing interesting subjects, activities, mentors, and projects, the students might authentically become interested and, therefore, choose to pursue the path on their own.

 

I typically am not intrinsically motivated to exercise nor do I appreciate extrinsic attempts at motivating me to exercise. I am stubborn that way. That said, I will continue to try new types of exercise in hopes that something will interest me and motivate me to get my body moving. I have not given up hope that some form of exercise will take hold, and I’ll wake up craving to sweat.

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Food Matters in wilderness therapy

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The traditional backpacker’s diet is known for dried meat, pasta, beans, and grains. Not exactly a rainbow of colorful fruits and veggies! At Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness our pursuit of the best possible nutrition for our students is constantly evolving. We work alongside a nutritionist to identify the optimal combination of calorie density, nutrients, protein, and carbohydrates to support the activity of backpacking without loading up on sugar and processed foods. This is challenging, because we also have the concern of weight as well as traditional foodie favorites of our staff and students.

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The Importance of Multicultural Awareness in Wilderness Treatment Settings

Any seasoned wilderness therapy staff knows the importance of students remaining well-hydrated. Being that our bodies are comprised of so much water, drinking plenty of it every day helps keep students’ bodies functioning properly; it helps with regulation of body temperature, aids in removing toxins, helps acclimatize the body to new altitudes, prevents headaches and even irritability (both can be signs of dehydration) and helps the skin and hair maintain moisture and deliver essential nutrients to the cells.

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Which of the following statements would motivate you?

posted by monicajenner66 2 months ago
tags: education self directed learning

1. “You need to quit eating cupcakes and exercise to get rid of your jiggly butt.” - husband to wife

2. “Playing video games all day is a waste of time, and you are getting fat!” - parent to child

3. “I would like you to be able to play with your grandkids and enjoy activities with them when you are older. Isn't that important to you?” - child to parent

4. “How can I support you to get in shape and be healthy?” - friend/mentor

5. “Dude, you are the best lineman we have, you’ve got to stay in shape during the off-season” - teammate/peer

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Intrinsic vs Extrensic Motivation

posted by monicajenner66 2 months ago
tags: education self directed learning

Defining the University Model &Why it Works(4)

Do you like to be told what to do? Neither do I. In fact; I hate it. I become rebellious. That said, I love for people to expose me to new concepts and methods of accomplishing tasks and reaching my goals. At my core I want to be better than what I think I can be, I need to be better than what others think I can be, and I want to know ways to be better, do better, etc...I just need people to show/talk to me in a way that intrigues me. I might have issues with authority and rebellion and…well, that’s another blog post.

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Thriving in Adversity - A Case for Inclement Weather

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It was a sunny day, and very cold. A bitter wind whipped across the gap where we were camping, moving in like roaring waves from the next ridge and quickly stripping away any ambient heat from the fire. Despite being early afternoon, it was very cold. Most of the new members of the group were working on personal assignments in the large 10-person tent that protected us from the elements

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25 Ways To Drive More E-commerce Store Traffic Without Buying Ads

posted by monicajenner66 2 months ago
tags: seo eCommerce traffic

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It’s no secret that e-commerce sales are exploding. With more consumers shopping online than ever before, retailers have their work cut out for them to get noticed.  But what if you don’t have the budget for ads? Are you doomed to fade into the online abyss?

Absolutely not.

Over half of the consumer population prefers to shop online. Great news for online retailers like you, right? But with the proliferation of online marketplaces and hoards of choices available to consumers, it’s tough to get the attention you need to drive traffic and revenue.

Thankfully, you don’t need a huge advertising budget to increase your e-commerce traffic. I’m going to show you 25 ways to get more visitors shopping in your online marketplace without spending a dime on ads.

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Thriving in Adversity - A Case for Inclement Weather

posted by monicajenner66 2 months ago
tags: education self directed learning

G4 camp

It was a sunny day, and very cold. A bitter wind whipped across the gap where we were camping, moving in like roaring waves from the next ridge and quickly stripping away any ambient heat from the fire. Despite being early afternoon, it was very cold. Most of the new members of the group were working on personal assignments in the large 10-person tent that protected us from the elements. A few who had been there the longest opted to brave the weather and prepare a hot meal for the group. One girl posted up in the vestibule of the tent, pumping clean water for everyone’s water bottles. One moved quickly, gathering and adding sticks to the raging fire that burned them to coals almost as quickly as she could add them. And one lovingly chopped vegetables for a cheesy veggie pasta dish. All were smiling, and casually discussing their favorite things about the schools they attended. I realized in that moment that despite the adverse conditions, we were not merely surviving, we were thriving.

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