Course Curriculum

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    Chapter 1: What Motivates Us?

    • Lesson 1: What is Motivation?

    • Lesson 2: The Carrot or The Stick - Extrinsic Motivation

    • Lesson 3: A Solution at Last - Intrinsic Motivation

    • Chapter 1 Quiz

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    Chapter 2: Using The Growth Mindset to Develop Student Accountability

    • Lesson 1: The Growth Mindset

    • Lesson 2: Goals and How to Make Them

    • Lesson 3: Eyes on the Prize: Helping Students Realize Their Dreams

    • Chapter 2 Quiz

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    Chapter 3: Tips to Boost Intrinsic Motivation and Engagement in the Classroom

    • Lesson 1: Being Honest With Ourselves

    • Lesson 2: The Power of Student Voice

    • Lesson 3: Making Learning Meaningful For Everyone

    • Chapter 3 Quiz

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    Congratulations & Thank You!

    • Congratulations & Thank You!

    • Course Evaluation

    • Attestation of Academic Integrity

Certification Information

This course fulfills the requirements for certification hours for the listed certification bodies. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion containing the pertinent information for your records.

  • New York CTLE: 2 Hours

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Steve Acquaro

I have been teaching for over 10 years in High Schools across Long Island. I'd like to think of myself as an energetic, excited guy who truly loves working with students to expand their minds. I am knowledgeable in all areas of science but specialize in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, and Science Research. I currently hold a Tenure Position at Oyster Bay High School. I have a current course load that includes 7th Grade General Science, Applied Physics, and various Science Research Classes. I help guide my younger students to a passion for learning and all things science through exploration of the wonderfully weird world we live in. After these students learn more about their academic interests, they come back to me as juniors and seniors to explore a topic of their own choosing in STEM Research. Here, students hone in on a project that has never before been explored and attempt to answer a research question of their own curiosity. I have successfully helped students navigate learning for themselves, and answering their own questions. Early in my education, I thought of pursuing a career in bio-medical research. I worked at Stony Brook University in a lab conducting research into Alzhiemer's Disease (AD). We studied the specific interaction between the amyloid beta (Aβ) plaques common to AD patients and myelin basic protein (mbp), a protein found in the white matter of the brain. My work in this lab between 2004 and 2009 paved the way for a passion in science through deliberate, calculated experimentation. As a competitive powerlifter ranked number 19 of All-Time in the 275 lb equipped division with a 2505lb Total, I have been able to incorporate my combined passions of exercise, science, and education to become a successful Strength Coach helping individuals and teams alike in their quest to become bigger, faster, and stronger.

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