Strategies for Supercharging Your Students’ Motivation: 

101 Ways to Bring Choice and Voice into Learning 

Here are just some of the benefits of incorporating
choice into your classrooms:

  • Personalized Learning: Tailor learning experiences to individual preferences, interests, and needs, fostering deeper engagement and understanding.
  • Increased Motivation: Empower students to take ownership of their learning, igniting intrinsic motivation and a sense of autonomy.
  • Differentiated Instruction: Accommodate diverse learning styles, abilities, and readiness levels within the same classroom, ensuring all students have access to meaningful learning experiences.
  • Enhanced Engagement: Transform passive learners into active participants by catering to their preferences and interests.
  • Promotion of Independence: Cultivate essential life skills such as decision-making, time management, and self-advocacy, empowering students to navigate their learning journey with confidence.
  • Cultivation of Creativity: Unleash students’ creative potential by allowing them to express themselves in diverse ways.
  • Sense of Belonging: Foster a supportive and inclusive environment where every student feels valued, respected, and supported.

Looking for more support for incorporating choice, especially around products or ways students show what they know and can do? Check out this brief video, where we discuss choice as a larger part of efforts to differentiate instruction for a wide variety of learners.

What do pigs have to do with effective instruction and offering choices? Check out this short training video, where we tell you all about our favorite strategy, P.I.G. Grouping!

Think about all the different places and spaces you work in throughout the day. Of course, we’re at our desks close to a computer, but even then, sometimes, we’re walking on our treadmill, sitting, squatting, and even standing on a wobble board. It’s how we stay alert, engaged, and comfortable. Students need the same options across the school day. Check out our handout (which you can share) about the importance of choice in learning ways and materials.

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