The Motivated Classroom

The Motivated Classroom

By Liam Printer
A weekly podcast for language teachers and learners hosted by Liam Printer talking all things education, languages, motivation and engagement... with a few stories we can all relate to thrown in for a laugh!

In this series:
- What is motivation and how do we 'do' it?
- How I start the first class in new school year to put motivation front and centre
- Zero-prep activities for comprehensible input
- Raising student and teacher autonomy in the classroom
- Building characters for stories with your students
- Rethinking assessments for motivation

Programme notes:
www.liamprinter.com/podcast
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3 ¦ Autonomy-supportive teaching, what's that?
What is 'autonomy-supportive' teaching and how do we do it in the #languages classroom? Autonomy is an essential component of intrinsic motivation and is often considered in the research as more central to building motivation than any of the other basic psychological needs. In this episode, I share how I build perceptions of autonomy in my learners and also the classroom strategies that allow us, as teachers, to develop our own autonomy and thus foster our own teacher motivation.  Full programme notes are available on www.liamprinter.com/podcast.  Follow The Motivated Classroom on Instagram @themotivatedclassroom and Twitter @motclasspodcast. Join the conversation with the hashtag #MotivatedClassroom. I'd love to know what you think, please get in touch or leave me a review.
17:29
August 9, 2020
2 ¦ The first class of the year
How can we set up the very first class of the year to ensure the three basic needs of intrinsic motivation are right at the heart of lesson? In this episode, I start by looking at classroom management and how we can allow student autonomy but maintain structure. I then speak about how I set up the first lesson with all my classes in order to foster autonomy, build competence and develop a sense of belonging in the classroom.  Full programme notes are available on www.liamprinter.com/podcast. Follow The Motivated Classroom on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Join the conversation with the hashtag #MotivatedClassroom. I'd love to know what you think, please get in touch or leave me a review.
19:42
August 2, 2020
1 ¦ Motivation: What is it and how do we 'do' it?
In this first episode of The Motivated Classroom podcast I discuss: An overview of what motivation is and how we can 'do' it in class Current knowledge on language learning motivation  Self-Determination Theory of motivation and applying it in the classroom The three basic psychological needs for intrinsic motivation Tips for activities to boost motivation in the classroom Full programme notes are available on www.liamprinter.com/podcast  Join the conversation on social media: Twitter: @motclasspodcast Instagram: @themotivatedclassroom Facebook: The Motivated Classroom
20:36
July 26, 2020