In this blog entry, teacher and neurologist, Judy Willis, explores ways to apply the motivation tactics used in video games to engage students. She discusses how teachers provide students with achievable challenges that are based on individual needs and grow with their mastery of the skills and content. She explores in detail:
- The role of scaffolding
- How to use rubrics and flexible groupings to provide personalized challenges
- How to help students track incremental progress
This article, written by an educator for other educators, provides many detailed tips to help apply the strategies used in games to sustain student motivation.
Source Organization: Edutopia