It's Easy to Motivate Learners Intrinsically Once You Know How

If you're trying to motivate learners intrinsically, then you came to the right spot. I found an infographic on Twitter that lists 27 different ways you can motivate your learners intrinsically. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.

To motivate learners, you should try to inspire learners to want to learn on their own, rather than having to encourage them with rewards or punishments. Essentially, students are engaged in learning for learning's sake. Every student is capable of engaging in intrinsic learning, no matter how difficult. But it's not always easy to get them there. That's where the infographic comes in.

Alex Corbitt posted an infographic on his Twitter account explaining 27 different ways you can motivate your learners intrinsically. The infographic is by Mia MacMeekin. It lists 27 different actions that you, as a teacher, can do to motivate your learners intrinsically.

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All 27 reasons focus on getting students interested in learning for learning's sake. Many of the items listed focus on getting students excited about what they're learning, connecting with students on a personal level, and giving students some control over their learning. The full infographic is massively long, which is why it's not included here. You can see the full image here.

One way to get students more interested in their learning is by gamifying your classroom. You can learn how to gamify your classroom and how it motivates students here. If you need help keeping yourself motivated and avoiding teacher burnout, then check this out.

Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com.