No amount of badgering from teachers or parents can motivate a student in the same way that self-motivation can.
This is a fantastic, dynamic and highly inspirational workshop that leaves students excited about their future and willing to put in the effort they need to succeed!
Motivation energises us and gives us the will and determination we need to succeed. In the short term it is possible to motivate someone by offering incentives or, indeed, penalties but this is not sustainable. True motivation comes from within.
No amount of persuasion or pushing from lecturers, teachers or parents can motivate a student in the same way that self-motivation can.
Positively MAD’s ‘Mastering Student Motivation’ is designed to inspire students to identify their own ‘Whys’: why they want and deserve to succeed, why they are prepared to step-up to the challenges of education beyond school, why they should go the extra mile to achieve their potential and even why they should bother to get out of bed in the morning!!!
This is a challenging, dynamic and highly inspirational workshop that leaves students excited about their future and willing to put in the effort they need to succeed!
Mastering Student Motivation is a high impact experience designed to motivate students to take responsibility for their own futures.
It helps students achieve clarity in their ambitions and inspires the levels of determination required to succeed in further education, higher education and beyond; critically, because they want to – not just because others tell them they have to! With their objectives clear it then provides a simple but effective goal setting template for them to use over and over again as they become accomplished goal setters and achievers. MSM is run on your site to groups of up to 150 at a time. It is a 2½ hour seminar and will empower your students with self-motivation and healthy, target-centered thinking patterns.
Students question their limiting belief systems & adopt a healthier, positive state of mind.
Students challenge habitual thinking patterns and replace them with more positive behaviours.
Students develop self-motivation skills, become focused on achieving self-set goals and become more confident in their ability to succeed.
Using the powerful personal development model State - Behaviour - Results, this seminar is especially useful for: students who require clarity about what they want to achieve in life; students who need to step-up to the demands of the next level of education and students who lack the discipline to set and pursue goals.
It offers them the opportunity to clearly identify their own ambitions and puts their education into a context that is meaningful to them. Critically, it provides them with a reusable template to plan short, medium and long term goals, setting their sights clearly on their desired outcomes and providing a fantastic way of monitoring and celebrating their progress as they continue through each phase of their education.
The course has three main aims:
To encourage students to take personal responsibility for their futures.
To remove self-limiting beliefs and glass ceilings.
To encourage students to develop self-motivation.
Students learn to challenge habitual behaviours and thought patterns replacing them with more positive ones. They gain clarity on their ambitions and how to take the necessary steps to achieve these.
They become conscious of the impact their own state of mind has on their ability to succeed and will be motivated to make any fundamental attitudinal shifts needed to achieve the lasting changes that lead to success.
It was great to meet Emily today. She had such great energy and positive mind set. She was able to really get the first group working and thinking. The second group were a bit more of a challenge but she worked very hard and there was a good energy in the room when I came in at the end of the second session. The students and teachers really enjoyed the session and the students were thinking about themselves in a different way during their destinations interviews which followed Emily’s session. It was a great day and we would definitely have something similar in school. Thanks. Excellent day, Lots of energy from the presenter.
Very relevant to our pupils and really opened up the thinking for many of them. The students themselves commented on how positive they found the sessions. Fantastic engagement and the fun and active approach really engaged many of the pupils.
The course content is highly appropriate and we will want to repeat these sessions next year. The presenter was very well received by the students and I have had a number of very positive comments back from student, staff and parents.
It was really good, all of the pupils were engaged for much of the time, which is no mean feat on a warm day with a gym full of 15 - 16 year olds.
Very engaging for all pupils. Course delivery was set to the ability of the pupils with high levels of expectation regarding Motivation and pupil behaviour. Many positive comments were made by pupils who in some cases were reluctant to take part at first but then realised the whole idea is that they have to have aspirations and they have to work and go after their aspiration to achieve. A very worthwhile event and suitable for the entire cohort
An outstanding workshop that engaged and motivated our pupils. Shenaz really engaged with all our pupils and they were all very motivated following the session. An excellent day and excellent presenter.
Rachel was brilliant, really lively and engaging throughout the day. The students learning a lot of new techniques to help them revise in the up-coming months. I think they were surprised about how much they could recall. We had a great day and I am now looking at ways to ensure that these techniques are used by students and endorsed by staff.
They were great, Shenaz had the expertise and skills needed to keep the year 11’s engaged, learning and achieving what was set out in the workshop. Good pace and inspiring/ motivational elements added too. The techniques used were simple enough and explained well to enable to students to use them in practice.
Engaging and relevant. A great experience for the students
Natalie was excellent – her enthusiasm and passion were really clear, and this rubbed off on the students. They were all really positive about the content and the course leader. Communication with Natalie before the event was really easy, she arrived early in the morning and was adaptable to our requests! 10/10!!!
Facilitator full of energy. Lots of helpful strategies. 10/10
Steve was able to quickly build good rapport with the students and kept their attention throughout the morning. The sessions were informative and practical. It was learning and fun put together! A lot of content was covered in a fairly short amount of time. The day went smoothly and Steve was very well prepared.
The course was excellent. Pupils were buzzing with ideas and energy by the end of the session. We hope that we can maintain this motivation until the exams and beyond. The course was tailored to our needs and that is much appreciated
The feedback for the day has been overwhelmingly positive – from parents, staff and pupils. Following the course, Year 11 pupils have already drafted a first timetable this morning so are on track to continue with the enthusiasm and ideas shared by Shenaz during the day. We have seen that the ‘Positively MAD’ days have a noticeable effect on pupils. It plays an important part in our school calendar and provision for pupils and helps to inspire and motivate students as well as give them some practical tools that can be used in class and at home immediately.
On behalf of Marlwood school we would like to say ‘Thank you’ for a brilliant day! Positive feedback from staff and Year 11s.
Fantastic day, Jay was amazing pupils were buzzing with ideas.
We loved the day. We thought that Jay was very engaging and both students and staff enjoyed the sessions he delivered. We were able to take strategies from the training to support our students and staff have talked passionately about the grid strategy for revision and the mind mapping. As a pastoral team we are going to use the reflective ‘what have I done well this week’ with all of the students.
Very enthusiastic presenter meant students remained energised throughout. Very good; we would definitely have you back
Your sessions were very well received by students and the Ofsted team were also very impressed.
I was grateful for the talk this morning I would like to thank Steve for making me think about the future. We all learnt something today because you have a very unique way of teaching. You made us laugh and think at the same time I would like you to come back and see us again and show us more thanks you again #steveiscool
Brilliant, enthusiastic presenter. They did really enjoy the day and there new slogan in the school is GO MAD.
Thank you so much for your presentations today. The staff thought they were first class. Hopefully at least 90% will use these techniques to achieve their target grades in their GCSE's and in any future exams. Two boys from the afternoon were walking the school at 3.40 with a pen and paper (!) asking staff to recommend revision books for their subjects. I am sure the effect will be long lasting Thanks again Steve
Very engaging and the students enjoyed working with Jay
Jay came out to my school today and can I say that he was brilliant, such an inspiration and he has encouraged me to do more revision for my exams in the summer, thank you for doing what you do
Lisa was great. Really upbeat and engaged the audience. Lisa arrived early, really well organised and very professional
We were very impressed yesterday. The course content was exactly what I was looking for. The students were engaged, motivated and came out ‘buzzing’. The practical techniques and target setting skills have given the students a good base knowledge. The ‘buzzing’ students were a direct result of the quality of delivery by Natalie and Karim so please pat them on the back.
Students found Jay’s delivery both entertaining and engaging. The key messages supported what we say in school, but were delivered by someone different in a different way. Lots of images / words / anecdotes to hold attention; the pace was good. Staff in attendance felt the students’ focus and engagement were very positive. Jay clearly knows how to relate to a hall full of teenagers. Well-structured. Jay was flexible to work around our time slots / breaks etc and understood and was not phased by the workings of a school e.g. use of hall as social space at lunchtime. The staff session was useful in that staff are now equipped to do follow-up work in terms of targets / deadlines.
Excellent. All aspects of the course were beneficial and the feedback from all participants was excellent. Shenaz was amazing at motivating and engaging the students. A very worthwhile experience for the students and for the teachers who attended the sessions.
A good overall course – well delivered
It was brilliant that it gave students so many practical tips for revision. Kim was really engaging and it was nice that she gave examples of how the techniques worked such as the mind map and using objects around the room. The students have commented how useful it was and we’re looking forward to working with you again.
Many thanks for the online sessions that were delivered by Kim and Dave. We generally had lots of positive praise and feedback from various parents, either by email or through our social media posts. If time and money allows, we will be looking to organise other sessions in the future, either online or face-to-face when lockdown ends. Many thanks.