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Human environmental factors affecting motivation

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If environment is defined as the sum total of one's surroundings then
environmental factors that affect students' motivation include human as well as
non-human factors.

The immediate human factors that surround the learner are the teachers, the
other students and his/her parents.


Fairness and respect-These are shown in specific behaviors like:

- treating students as people

-practicing gender, racial and ethnic fairness

-providing students with opportunities for them to participate and to succeed

Social interactions with students -The specific behaviors of a facilitative social

interaction are:

- Working with students not for the students

-interacting productively by giving students responsibility and respect

-having of sense of humor and willing to share jokes

-allowing students to participate in decision making

Enthusiasm and motivation for learning shown in:

-setting high standards

-assigning appropriate challenges

-encouraging students to be responsible for their own learning

-providing reinforcement and encouragement during tasks

Attitude toward the teaching profession

- serving as an example of a lifelong learner to his/her students and colleagues

-working collaboratively with colleagues and other staf

-helping students succeed by using diferentiated instruction


teacher's affective traits

Be grateful to those who were not as motivating and inspiring, in a way , they
also helped you become better person in the sense that you strived to become
better than them. (James H. Stronge, 2002):

Caring- Specific attributes that show caring are:

-sympathetic listening to students not only about life inside the classroom but more
about students' lives in general.

-understanding of students' questions and concerns.

-knowing students individually, their likes and dislikes, and personal situations
affecting behavior and performance.

human environmental factors affecting motivation

Positive expectations of students manifested in:

-striving to make all students feel competent

-having high personal teaching efficacy shown in their belief that they can cause all
students learn

Reflective practice:

-reviewing and thinking on his/her teaching process

-eliciting feedback from others in the interest to teaching and learning

Classmates- bullying and the need to belong

Students from part of the human environment of the learner. In fact, they far
outnumber the teachers in the learning environment.