Students watch a motivational TED talk and write their own motivational messages, speeches, or video scripts.
Students will be able to:
- Discuss and share motivational experiences
- Create his/her own motivational message
- Create a way to share a motivational message with others
Computer/audio/projector for showing motivational video, pen/paper or student computers for drafting
|5-10 mins (depending on length of video shown)||
Lead students in a discussion of the elements of the motivational video that were particularly successful or unsuccessful in motivating them.
You may want to allow students to journal their responses first to allow think-time as well as to avoid one student’s opinion of the video swaying the discussion.
|ELA Teachers can tie this analysis into an analysis of author’s craft and rhetorical devices (which also increases the rigor of the conversation).|
Planning and Writing the Speech/Script
Give students time to write their own motivational speech or video script.
|Differentiation: Give students who struggle to organize information or express themselves in writing, graphic organizers and sentence starters to help them plan their motivational speech or video.|
Consider the following prompts:
Schedule time with your class to share these speeches or videos for sustaining motivation.
You can create a #motivationmonday hashtag for your scholars to post their videos or motivational speeches to social media and/or a class web site.
|Be sure to follow any social media policies that your school may require for student work.|
Criteria for Success/Formative Assessment
Students will create and share motivational messages, speeches, and/or videos.