Motivating students in activities is important because motivated students are likely to put more effort into learning, stick with activities longer, direct themselves toward meeting goals, have better performance and pay more attention. When planning instructional activities, teachers need to learn what motivates their students so that they can choose the right activities that will benefit them.
There are some ways that teachers can motivate their students during activities. First, they should clarify the goals they'll be working toward as this can help motivate students and give them purpose. Other ways to motivate students include showing students how important the activity is to both their academic and professional lives, demonstrate how what they're learning applies to real-world situations and let students have some control over activities.