Documentation:ISW/Lesson Plan/Core Lesson Components/Motivation: Culturally Responsive Teaching

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This lesson uses the ISW BOPPPS model as a lesson planning framework.

This lesson is complementary to the Online Module on Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching.

F2F Component

Prep and Materials

  • LO’s on Flip-chart
  • Sticky notes of participants' online responses
  • Blank motivational framework on flip-chart

Connecting to the Online Component

Time: 2 min (2:00)

In the online module, I have asked you to reflect on your own learning motivation and to identify your instructor’s actions that helped to motivate you to learn.

Q: Would anyone like to share what you found as effective?

Learning Objectives

Time: 1 min (3:00)

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Cultivate a habit of considering how to engage and bridge in learners with what they will be learning whenever preparing a lesson
  2. Construct basic motivating and bridging strategies for your today’s mini-lesson.


Time: 10 min (13:00)

I shared the Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching, because it not only resonates with my own learning and teaching practice, I find it helpful to keep focus on my learners as I design my lessons.

I have extracted your responses onto sticky notes (place around the room). I would like you to categorize them into the framework flipchart as a group.


Time: 6 min (19:00)

Now that you have some strategies or tools to consider – I would like you to take out your mini-lesson for today

Think: How you can connect your learners to your lesson more effectively? What potential strategies you may use to motivate your learners to engage with the material?

Pair: Share your strategy with your partner. Evaluate and provide feedback on strategy effectiveness. Was the strategy motivating for you as a learner? Why or why not?

Share: Any volunteers to share?


Time: 1 min (20:00)

In this lesson on motivation – I begin by asking you about your personal learning experience and incorporated your own responses online to model one way to think about my learners and to create an inclusive learning environment. (Learning Objective #1)

Using what we discussed during the lesson, you constructed strategies to motivate your learners in your mini-lessons for today. I’m looking forward to this afternoon’s mini-lessons! (Learning Objective #2)

Module Credits

This module was originally designed by Dr. Deborah Chen and adopted by the Graduate Student Facilitators at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) at UBC- Vancouver