Student Well-Being Video

Larry Ferlazzo’s Tips for Student Motivation: Autonomy & Competence

By Larry Ferlazzo — May 11, 2020 4:23

In this two-part series, Larry Ferlazzo, a high school teacher in Sacramento, Calif., goes in-depth on how to keep students motivated during remote learning. He covers the principles of autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance, and explains how they keep students tuned in when it’s so easy for them to tune out. In part one of this series, he focuses on autonomy and competence.

Larry Ferlazzo is an English and social studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif.


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