The Music Teacher’s Little Guide to Big Motivation
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What are the eight motivational styles?
Have you ever had a student who was a challenge to motivate? Do you know the key motivational styles of each of your students? Does your studio or classroom use tools that activate every motivational style? As teachers, we often try to motivate our students using the methods that motivate us. But…we are all motivated in our own unique way. Discover the eight motivational styles, eliminate motivational roadblocks, and start motivating your students in the studio or classroom more effectively!
The Music Teacher’s Little Guide to Big Motivation includes a quiz to determine motivational styles and an array of practical tools to use with all types of students.
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