6.3 Motivation

In this section: - The importance of motivating teachers - How to motivate teachers

Introduction to Motivation

 

High teacher performance is not just about competencies. It is as much about being motivated to teach school children, excel as a teacher, develop teaching competencies and be part of the school team.

Salary and benefits are motivating factors and are subject to negotiation between government, employer and employee representatives, such as the SLTU. However, there are other tools available for motivating teachers, which can be applied directly on an everyday basis by TSC, school authorities and school leaders to promote high teacher performance in schools.

Best Practice: How to motivate teachers for high performance

 

Motivation is a wide field and has become a discipline in its own right within the fields of organisational development, management and learning. The following provides a few simple and easily applicable guidelines which can be applied by school authorities and school leaders to motivate teachers for high performance within the school environment.