Motivating Students (CTE1088)Export this event to calendar

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Location: MC 2036

Facilitator: Hossam Amer (CTE) and Richard Li (CTE)

Workshop description

As instructors, we strive to create learning activities that actively engage students and help strengthen their learning.  However, many of us have been met with a lack of enthusiasm and participation from the students, which can temper our own enthusiasm.  How can we create a positive learning environment that will foster interest and participation from our students?

In this workshop, we will briefly introduce different forms of motivation.  You will then work in small groups to discuss various elements that affect student motivation.  This will be a highly interactive workshop where you will develop specific strategies to target various element of motivation. 


  • Registration is required. Difficulty registering? Read the instructions on the Training and Development Registration system home page.
  • Participants will receive an attendance credit towards the Fundamentals program if they arrive on time and stay until the end of the event.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, working, or visiting at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining information in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for a CTE workshop or event, please contact CTE via email ( or phone (ext. 33857) and include the session’s title and date. Our workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We also welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, or note-takers; notify us if accommodations are needed in this regard. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.

Mathematics & Computer - MC
Room 2036
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1