A MOTIVATOR MAP FOR EDUCATORS offers an organized, but flexible set of teaching entry points for cross-curricular and creative classroom action. Connected to authenticity, real events, books and hands-on learning, the Map is a knowledge matrix of true stories, role playing, simulations and visual media enabling teachers and students to apply vivid imagination while connecting to the real world. Motivator Maps are built on intelligences that are listed below. Simply HOVER ON THE IMAGES to see their definitions. Blank Motivator Map Templates and the online fillable form link as well as a Motivator Map assessment tool are underneath the Self Determination Theory explanation.
Motivator Maps for Educators applies both the Theory of Multiple Intelligences (Above) and a theory of human motivation, the Theory of Self-Determination. (Right) The Maps give students or student groups choices in how they apply what they are learning. This capitalizes on the natural motivation that occurs when making choices during active engagement. Motivator Maps present an ideal way for educators to work together to create, evaluate and share for the good of the profession. Examine our online support tools here. (1.) Blank Motivator Map Template Form (2.) Motivator Map Assessment Tool Form.
About the Book:Benny the Greater Bulldog Bat of Panama is afraid. Very afraid. Tonight he must prove he can fend for himself by attempting to fly and hunt his species’ favorite food: fish. As he watches hundreds of bats fill the night sky, he must not only learn what it takes to avoid running into the other bats, but also what it takes to be brave enough to even try.
Activate the Imagination – What is like to do something for the very first time, especially when you are not sure how it will turn out? What have you done to overcome being a little bit afraid of something? What is the bravest thing that you have ever seen anyone do? Has a parent or grandparent or guardian ever helped you overcome a fear you may have? LEARN: Science of Chiroptology NGSS LS1.A. Structure & Function LS4.C Adaptation