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- Oct 2018
Learning is motivating when it grows out of personal interest. A growing body of research indicates that interest helps us pay attention, make connections, persist and engage in deeper learning. For example, when reading about games they enjoy playing, teenage boys read at a much higher level than their reading level in school.
This is so powerful as a future teacher learning the importance and how to incorporate students' interests into the classroom. When interest is sparked this motivation is created and as this model states it can create somewhat of a chain reaction that can open the doors to so many relationships and opportunities in the future. I think I can incorporate interest into my PBL unit plan and hopefully motivate the students to engage in the learning and collaborate with peers.