Properly motivating students to regulary attend classes is one of the most difficult tasks for teachers. Ideally teachers would rely entirely on intrinsic motivators of student interest and passion rather than extrinsic motivators such as penalties and rewards as reflected in grades or other punative actions. However the use of entirelly intrinsic rewards for courses requiring a set curriculum is many times impracticle.
Students in the 12 to 30 age groups are naturally rebellous against authority including their teachers. This rebelliouness is often expressed by skipping classes. This guideline examines the methods to encourage class attendence with the minumum negative affects on student'smotivation and achievement.