Motivating Educators

Education / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
A look at why teachers must be motivated to teach, and ways to supply such motivation.

” It is essential to learn what types of motivational tools will help administrators become better team leaders. It is important for an administrator to be able to make judgments as to which motivational tool works best for each staff member. An administrator cannot assume that all staff members will respond to the same type of motivational incentives. There are many things, which contribute to an administrator’s ability to motivate his staff. These motivational factors can be divided into two categories intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation is defined as engaging in an activity for it’s own sake, in absence of an external reward. On the other hand, extrinsic motivation involves engaging in an activity for some external consequence. Motivation weather intrinsic or extrinsic is a process that arouses, directs, and maintains behavior. In my opinion, being able to motivate staff members to accomplish goals is very important in creating a productive working environment. An administrator must also increase enthusiasm among the staff using intrinsic and extrinsic types of motivation. Both types of motivation are not equally important to ensure educators perform to the best of their ability.”

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