Motivated Learning

As part of the instructor training of Software-Carpentry, we were asked to write a blog post about two things: A story about a time you were motivated/demotivated to learn A story that will help motivate our learners drawn from personal experience Here are mine. I thought others who read my ramblings might find them useful. Note that these are cross-posted on the Software-Carpentry teaching blog. Being Motivated to Learn Calculus As part of my undergraduate degree, I was required to take higher level mathematics, either calculus or linear algebra.