Following up on our webinar on helping teens stay motivated while quarantining at home, here are the A-B-Cs of promoting positive motivation. This is based on "Self-Determination Theory" which teaches that motivation flourishes when three basic human needs are met: Autonomy, Belonging and Competence.
↑ Monica Kowalski is Associate Director for the Program Evaluation and Research; Faculty, ACE Teaching Fellows and the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame. This video is an excerpt from our recent webinar on helping teens stay motivated at home.
Autonomy is the ability to determine the course of one’s life, to make choices and be the source of one’s own actions. To increase autonomy:
Belonging is the need to interact in close relationships. To increase belonging:
Competence is the need to feel capable, to be able to master challenges. To increase competence: