Meris Stansbury, eSchool News, July 13, 2012
"We asked readers: “What are some ways/tactics/activities you implement to motivate students?” Their advice ranged from “be there for your students and let them know you care about them,” to “entice them with technology they use with their friends.”
"2. Put them in charge of their own learning.
"“Hands down, the best environment to stimulate intrinsic motivation is PBL (problem-based learning)--a student-centered pedagogy in which students learn about a subject in the context of complex, multifaceted, and realistic problems (not to be confused with project-based learning)!"