When the High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE) surveyed over 81,000 students in 2006, it reported that 2 out of 3 students are bored in class every day (in fact, 17 percent reported they are bored in every class). … Duh!
So, students are clearly not engaged, nor motivated. And why are they not motivated? That’s the $64,000 question.
In a remarkable paper published in 2002, Deci and Ryan discuss the impact of motivation on performance in school. They outline two basic types of motivation.”