Category Archives: 3-A The Motivated Brain

The Motivated Brain

Greetings!  I am attaching the powerpoint we shared on the first LCN date.  The presenter notes should open when prompted.   As you read the assignments (pp. 23-31) on the Eight Possible Reasons for diminished student engagement and motivation, and then (pp.39-45) on the Role of Dopamine as a neurotransmitter of motivation, I would  encourage you to think about these two questions:

How might the reasons for disengagement  fit your content or grade level and ultimate day to day work?

What new learnings are you taking away about the role of dopamine and the SEEKING system?

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When we gather in December, we will start with some reflections about these questions!

See you then!