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Motivation: Teacher’s Natural Instinct

It is an undeniable fact that motivation and education are inextricably linked, and that both are critical for human survival. Motivation is defined as a factor that stimulates people's desire and energy to remain interested and devoted to a work, career, or subject over time, or to make an attempt to achieve a goal.

Motivation is the combination of conscious and unconscious elements such as the degree of want or need, as well as the individual's expectations. Motivation, according to academicians, refers to the causes that drive behavior. According to Broussard and Garrison (2015), motivation is the quality that drives us to do or not do something. It is self-evident that education does not end. We acquire information and observe the world throughout our lives, from the time we are born until the time we depart it.

"Living is all about learning," as the saying goes, and the learning process comes to an end when we stop breathing. Our teachers are the ones who most often inspire us. Teachers are sculptors who use a shapeless stone to build a remarkable and one-of-a-kind statue. With their passion and true affection, the teachers never tire of assisting students. Teachers should consider several psychological variables that play a significant role in the learning process when teaching in order to uplift the youth and support them in becoming educated members of society.

Motivation is, of course, what motivates teachers to work and what motivates learners to keep going. It is the single most important psychological aspect. Motivated people learn more quickly and efficiently. Furthermore, it is obvious that motivation is a personal trait, as each person may be motivated in different ways. As for me, I read motivational quotes to get away from my everyday routines and worries. These words encourage me not to give up in any scenario and to keep moving forward. I know that inspirational words and an inspirational attitude may dramatically transform someone's life and help them achieve their goals. “To be motivated means to be moved to do something,” as the saying goes.

Teachers have always been considered as motivators in my eyes. Those teachers always motivate students to learn not only by having fun throughout the teaching process, but also by instilling confidence and improving self-esteem through the use of inspiration. Motivation is a crucial component of successful learning. Lack of motivation can lead to a life of dissatisfaction. Students who lack motivation in school are unable to advance and obtain great academic outcomes. Scholar Nation splits motivation into two categories: main and secondary. Primary motivation is when students are excited while studying and interest comes from within the learner, not from outside the learner, whereas secondary motivation is all about obligation; students learn to pass a test, avoid punishment, or please their parents and teachers.

It has been proven that students that are motivated are more effective in school. Obviously, there are two sides to a coin, and motivation can be positive or bad. A reward for a job well done is positive motivation. For example, when my students write or read with errors, I assist them in correcting their errors and attempt to carefully explain each rule. I never jump to a conclusion and reprimand them; instead, I try to understand them and devote all of my efforts to expanding their knowledge, rewarding them for their small accomplishments, and expecting better outcomes next time. Negative motivation, on the other hand, is a type of punishment for poor performance or failure to complete studies. For example, a small child who goes swimming failed in a tournament and grew unhappy as a result of his coach's unpleasant comments. His motivation had dwindled to the point where he wanted to give up. His teacher told him that if he practiced more, he would be the best and most successful. He was about to become a champion a few days ago. This is the outcome of good motivation.

Finally, I want to emphasize that encouraging motivation encourages students to put in more effort and succeed in their academics. While teaching, the teacher should create an opportunity to use nurturing motivation, which may be an effective method for every obstacle. Without a doubt, his students will be more eager to learn and enjoy the subject, and as a result, their knowledge of the subject will be enhanced. They will conduct actively towards an objective whenever they set a goal, experiencing joy, love, actualization, and satisfaction. The above-mentioned variables illustrate different types of motivations, their roles, and how we (teachers) can use the potential and positive effects of motivation to enhance pupils' knowledge and achieve amazing educational results even amidst pandemic.