Motivation Theory

-In order for self-appraisals to influence behavior, they must involve valued activities; the greater the value of an activity, the more the likelihood the self-appraisal will elicit self-approval.
-Teachers must determine how to motivate the students (extrinsic vs. intrinsic) and use it to increase learning.
-Intrinsically motivated students are driven by a need for competence and control over the environment. The student plays an active role in the learning situation, is internally driven to exhibit appropriate behaviors, and exercises his or her right to choose. They perceive that they have total or partial control of the learning situation.