Which motivates my student’s more: candy, food, or extra credits?
Some students are hungry, which can inhibit learning. Through observation, students are hesitant to answer general discussion questions.
Offered extra credits or consumable products.
Beginning of class, I show them motivation items, based on 41 past psychology classes taught at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC). These items are: hard candy, different sizes candy bars, bananas, grapefruit, grapes, mandarin oranges, cookies, small/large bag of chips/pretzels, and large Costco/Sam’s Club muffins.
I would keep offering consumables or extra credit, as motivators.
I wanted to see what motivated students to respond to general questions in the 7am Introductory to Psychology class. Was it consumables or extra credits?