Strategic Instruction: Possible Selves - Nurturing Student Motivation


“Students are not unmotivated. However, they may not be motivated to do what we want them to do.”—Richard Lavoie

Any classroom teacher know the truth of that statement. Leading students to be motivated to do what we want them to do and working toward a positive future can be challenging. The Possible Selves Program is designed to increase student motivation by having students examine their future and think about goals that are important to them. They set goals, create plans, and work toward their goals as part of the program and as a result work toward their possible self.