Even though our focus is on educational technology we are also fortunate to have numerous opportunities to help motivate students.
We just renovated an old classroom and turned the process into an exercise of critical thinking and democratic decision-making. Typically, it’s the Ministry of Education that selects the paint color, but this time we let the students select the color options, debate the pro’s and con’s, and vote on the final selection. Vibrant pink won!
“I would have never thought of this color,” said their teacher, Abdoulaye Ka. He reports that the empowered students speak proudly of their new classroom and are clearly more motivated as they prepare now for the elementary school passing exam.