Motivational Structures

Motivational Structures
This is a resource document for the video: Expectations: Weekly Quizzes and Retakes: Teaching Effective Effort: High School Japanese
Mr. VanKrey explicitly teaches his high school Japanese language students specific strategies to make their study time more productive. They self-evaluate how they are doing with them and self-report what they intend to do next. We also see Mr. VanKrey's tenacity in pushing his students to not give up and to take advantage of extra supports.

Consider the following activities for application of this video's content:

Form an Action Team around integrating the teaching of effective effort in all classrooms in your team/unit/grade/ school.
Pair up teachers to plan, implement, and reflect on introducing effective effort strategies into their classrooms.