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Reduce Student Apathy and Increase Motivation

By Tori Reany (Instructional Design & Learning Technologies)

March 15, 2017

We've all been there. You are in the front of the class teaching the day's lesson when you look out and see a student sleeping in the back row, someone working on assignments from another course, or a student pretending to pay attention while holding their phone under the desk to text. At this point, you have two options: continue with your lesson as planned or stop to evaluate how you can regain the students' attention. But let's back up a step. How did we get in this situation in the first pla...

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