MOTIVATE your students
Working with a class of students who had been held back to re-sit a one-year course due to their previous poor grades, I found myself alternately facing their compact silence, or their loud shouts and challenges aimed at me. Although I knew a lot about them, there was a lot I didn't understand about these students.
The activity which provided me with the depth of understanding that we needed came from working with a simple list of 'Values'.
It started when we were discussing 'Respect', 'Friendship', and other such names for what is important in life, and in the classroom. I noticed that their energy and otherwise loud challenges, was positively focused on this fascinating topic.
From this I have designed a powerful process that can be used several times, and reveals the stages through which younger teenagers become adults.
I have also used this process with adults and they become more informed about themselves, and their relationships.
Open the Treasure Chest
Learn to use this powerful process which
* guides students towards self-awareness of what's important to them
* gives you a concise mapping of the group's driving forces
* is a source of inspiration when you plan lessons filled with relevant and meaningful examples