I follow Betty Wells blog and saw she had posted a video clip in one of her latest posts about motivating boys to dance. I clicked the link and watched the clip, which was really interesting, then decided to have a wander around the rest of the website. I found this clip:
Watching it I found several words and phrases resonating with my current thinking and my inquiry so far:
'concentrating on being better than them'
'for themselves' 'student voice is really important'
'got something out of it'
The video clip focuses on the whole P.E. curriculum for girls, which includes dance, but I can already see parallels with the data that I have been collecting for my own inquiry.
Motivation in learning, therefore, would seem to be something that crosses over all of the students' education and an area that needs awareness and understanding by all teachers irrespective of their subject area(s).
Thank-you to Betty for posting the link, which lead me (through interaction and sharing) to find something relevant to my own inquiry.
Wells, B. 2013. 'Boys don't Dance' an inspirational video. Betty Wells BAPP, [blog] 21 October 2013, Available at: http://bethanywells2.blogspot.co.uk/ [Accessed: 23 Oct 2013].
Teachersmedia.co.uk. 2013. Education videos and resources for professional development. [online] Available at: http://www.teachersmedia.co.uk/videos/ks3-ks4-pe-motivating-girls-1 [Accessed: 23 Oct 2013].