Secondary school student´s motivation when studying in private institution: issues and challenges.
Sanchez Anaya, Guillermo
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Teaching English is something many people think is an easy job. However, it is a job where teachers have to work the hardest to get the students best. The most difficult population to teach is the teens. They are not really motivated to learn anything including English; in this dissertation, I would describe my experience regarding students’ motivation when studying English. While I was teaching them I found out that they do not like going to an English class for learning, they are not really interested or happy to go, during my experience working with them at Harmon Hall I found an alternative to teach students who are at the secondary school and maybe high school that are not motivated to go to English classes. Maslow (1943) stated that people are motivated to achieve certain needs. When one need is fulfilled a person seeks to fulfill the next one, and so on. Another motivation theory is the one Hawkins (1993) defines as “what drives or induces a person to behave in a particular fashion. The internal force which initiates, directs, sustains and terminates all important activities. It influences the level of performance, the efficiency achieved and the time spent on an activity.”
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