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Motivating Learning in a High Sensory Century:
The Practical Secrets to Making Lessons Relevant & Interesting
As annoying as it may seem, when students ask, “Why do we have to know this?” they are employing some of the high-level thinking skills that we need to be most focused on teaching. Yet how do we best hold their attention in a world where the senses of our multi-tasking young people are bombarded with stimuli? This session demonstrates practical, creative, and effective techniques to design and present learning experiences so students better understand their relevance and value to their own lives and feel more highly motivated to participate. The best news is that these methods will also reinvigorate our own excitement about teaching so we can form terrific learning partnerships with our students.