Student Well-Being Video

Larry Ferlazzo’s Tips for Student Motivation: Relatedness & Relevance

By Larry Ferlazzo — May 20, 2020 6:03

In this two-part series, Larry Ferlazzo goes in-depth on how to nurture students’ intrinsic motivation during remote learning. The Californian high school teacher explains how to keep students engaged through principles of autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance. In this installment, he focuses on relatedness and relevance.

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


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