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Motivating Learners in the Classroom

Author : Gavin Reid
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`This is a rare find, a book that manages to turn educational theory into accessible practice. It will appeal to teachers, managers, support staff and anyone interested in how we learn...This is a book relevant to everyone involved in education as it gets right to the heart of what makes us achieve: motivation. An empowering read - don't miss it!' - Support for Learning `As the title suggests, motivation is a key theme, and this is explored with reference to theoretical perspectives on learning and how these can be translated into practice. A real strength of the book lies in its emphasis on the importance of managing learning and developing effective whole-school approaches to improving the motivation of pupils' - SENCO Update Help all your students become better learners! This book tells you how to recognise and meet the individual needs of different kinds of learners, and provides adaptable strategies for helping every learner develop their own successful approach to learning. Packed full of advice, the book contains: o ideas for ways to motivate all pupils o a chapter on learning styles in the early years o advice on how to create the best learning environment possible o questionnaires, memory games and organizational charts o key practice points o visual summaries at the end of each chapter The practical ideas offered in this book will be invaluable to all class teachers, trainee teachers and SENCOs.

Powerful Classroom Management Strategies

Author : Paul R. Burden
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Learn to use effective motivation in the classroom and reap the results--increased student learning and decreased management problems for K-12 classrooms.

Motivating Students to Learn

Author : Kathryn R. Wentzel
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Written specifically for teachers, Motivating Students to Learn offers a wealth of research-based principles on the subject of student motivation for use by classroom teachers. Now in its fourth edition, this book discusses specific classroom strategies by tying these principles to the realities of contemporary schools, curriculum goals, and classroom dynamics. The authors lay out effective extrinsic and intrinsic strategies to guide teachers in their day-to-day practice, provide guidelines for adapting to group and individual differences, and discuss ways to reach students who have become discouraged or disaffected learners. This edition features new material on the roles that classroom goal setting, developing students’ interest, and teacher-student and peer relationships play in student motivation. It has been reorganized to address six key questions that combine to explain why students may or may not be motivated to learn. By focusing more closely on the teacher as the motivator, this text presents a wide range of motivational methods to help students see value in the curriculum and lessons taught in the classroom.

Motivating Students to Learn

Author : Jere E. Brophy
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Written specifically for teachers, this book offers a wealth of research-based principles for motivating students to learn within the realities of a classroom learning community. Its focus on motivational principles rather than motivational theorists or theories leads naturally into discussions of specific classroom strategies. Throughout the book the author focuses on and expertly synthesizes that portion of the motivational literature that is most relevant to teachers. Key features of this expanded new edition include: *Focus on School and Classroom Realities--The selection and treatment of motivational principles and strategies is constantly tied to the realities of schools (e.g., curriculum goals) and classrooms (e.g., student differences, classroom dynamics). *Integrates Intrinsic and Extrinsic Principles--The author employs an eclectic approach to motivation that shows how to effectively integrate the use of intrinsic and extrinsic strategies. *Covers Expectancy and Value-Related Topics--Full coverage is given to both the expectancy aspects of motivation (attributions, efficacy perceptions, expectations, confidence, etc) and to value-related topics (relevance, meaningfulness, application potential) and to their associated teacher-student dynamics. *New Chapters--Two theories that have spurred much education-related motivational research in recent years (self-determination theory and achievement-goal theory) have been given their own chapters. *Focus on Individual Differences and Problem Learners--Guidelines are provided for adapting motivational principles to group and individual student differences and for doing "repair work" with students who have become discouraged or disaffected learners. *Expanded Topical Coverage--Expanded coverage has been given to several emerging topics, including self-identity concepts, cross-cultural comparisons, situational interest, stereotype threat, and the rediscovery of John Dewey's motivational ideas. *Improved Pedagogy--Chapter and section introductions and summaries provide an unusual degree of continuity across the book, and its second person writing style is more reader friendly than most textbooks. New to this edition are reflection questions at the end of each chapter. This book is appropriate for any course in the undergraduate or graduate teacher education curriculum that is devoted wholly or partly to the study of student motivation.

Inspiring Students

Author : Ahmet, Kemel (Principle Teaching Fellow, University of Luton)
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This text looks at the problems of teaching HE students whose main interest and discipline lies elsewhere. Contributors describe strategies they have developed to inspire students and case studies are used to transfer key ideas to other teachers.

Motivating Learning

Author : Zoltán Dörnyei
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Motivation is a vital element in learning, and the most commonly cited explanation for success or failure in language learning. Jill Hadfield and Zoltán Dörnyei present a new theory of motivation centred around the notion of the " ̃Ideal Future Language Self", arguing that if students have a rich and inspiring vision of themselves as successful future language learners and users, they will be motivated to work hard to actualise the vision and become that learner. This book: - integrates the latest research in language teaching with innovative classroom practice - offers suggestions on how the various components of the theory could be structured into a teaching sequence - includes a variety of imaginative classroom activities designed to aid both student and teacher in creating and actualising the Ideal Self through visualisation, goal setting, task identification and planning, and a selection of appropriate learning strategies. - shows how teachers can undertake motivation-related research in their own classrooms. This is an ideal guide to and activity book for the theory and practice of motivation in language learning for students and teachers alike.

Motivating Students

Author : Carolyn Chapman
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Motivating Students: 25 Strategies to Light the Fire of Engagement is a practical, hands-on guide to help teachers get all students excited about learning. Authors Carolyn Chapman and Nicole Vagle realize the importance of motivation in the classroom and the repercussions when students are unmotivated and unengaged. Their motivational framework, five core areas to light the fire of engagement in every classroom, structures the chapters: build a classroom learning community, describe and plan learning, find adventure, promote choice and control, and ensure learning. Chapter 1 lays the groundwork by defining motivation, exploring the research, explaining influential factors, describing common unmotivated learners, and providing a self-assessment for teachers to reflect on their current motivational practice. Chapters 2 through 6 the book s foundation discuss in detail each aspect of the motivation framework and outline twenty-five strategies to employ based on the root causes of particular unmotivated behaviors. The authors describe each strategy, identify tips and traps to be aware of during planning and implementation, and provide detailed, specific activities to put the strategy into practice. They explore how to create a classroom community with diverse and challenging learning opportunities so each student is motivated to succeed. Not only do students learn through challenging, appealing, and rewarding experiences, but they also continue trying when they can see where they are going and how to get there. Effective motivation creates an internal desire to grow academically, cognitively, and emotionally. Finally, chapter 7 looks at the big picture and explores how teachers, administrators, school staff, parents, and others contribute to student motivation. The authors answer some of the most frequently asked questions about motivation and engagement, including suggestions for common problems. Each chapter closes with a campfire talk, in which key questions guide the reader in professional learning conversations with colleagues; these talks can be used by individual readers or through group professional development. Motivating Students also includes an abundance of reproducibles to help teachers implement the strategies.

Motivating Learners Motivating Teachers

Author : Zoltan Dornyei
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Motivation Strategies in the Language Classroom

Author : Zoltán Dörnyei
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The book takes a pratical approach to teaching motivational strategies in the language classroom, and gives the teacher 35 motivational strategies that they can use with language learners.

What Every Teacher Should Know About Student Motivation

Author : Donna Walker Tileston
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The teacher's multipurpose guide to brain-friendly strategies for motivating and challenging even the most resistant students.

Motivating Students Who Don t Care

Author : Allen Mendler
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This book is a comprehensive and practical guide for reconnecting with discouraged students and reawakening their excitement and enthusiasm for learning. With proven strategies from the classroom, Dr. Mendler identifies five effective processes you can use to reawaken motivation in students who aren’t prepared, don’t care, and won’t work. These processes include emphasizing effort, creating hope, respecting power, building relationships, and expressing enthusiasm.

Motivating Unwilling Learners in Further Education

Author : Susan Wallace
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The overriding issue for many Further Education teachers and trainees is learner disengagement, leading to behavioural issues and a lack of motivation in the classroom. Faced with unmotivated learners on a daily basis, teachers can soon begin to lose their own enthusiasm and confidence. Motivating Unwilling Learners in Further Education offers a range of practical strategies for engaging your learners and reigniting the spark of successful classroom teaching. Susan Wallace draws on her years of teaching and researching in Further Education to provide an up-to-date selection of strategies and scenarios for managing behaviour and motivating unwilling learners, including tips for supporting students and meeting curriculum requirements. This is a valuable toolkit of ideas and advice for ensuring that everyone you teach, from school leavers to mature students, reaches their full potential.

Teaching Teenagers

Author : Warren Kidd
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For successful classroom teaching, your students need to be engaged and active learners. In Teaching Teenagers, there is practical advice that is grounded in the realities of teaching in today’s classrooms on how to be an inspirational teacher and produce highly motivated students. This book contains 220 positive, practical teaching ideas that are relevant to both new and experienced classroom teachers. Contents cover ideas including teaching tools to inspire and captivate, motivation for learning, engaging learners, how to create a learning atmosphere, classroom management, cooperative learning, learning outside of the classroom, moving learners around the room, assessment for motivation and engagement, feedback and praise, using emerging technologies to engage, using homework, supporting learners in learning how to learn, and challenging learners of all abilities. With reference to reflective practice, best practice, and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), this book provides essential support for student teachers, new teachers and experienced teachers looking to extend their repertoire.

Motivating Students to Learn

Author : Jere Brophy
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Written specifically for teachers in training, Motivating Students to Learn offers a wealth of research-based principles on student motivation for use in the classroom. Positioning the teacher as the decisive motivator, the book is grounded in the realities of contemporary schools, curriculum goals, and peer dynamics. Twelve rich chapters offer extrinsic and intrinsic approaches to guide daily practice, guidelines for adapting to group and individual differences, and ways to reach discouraged or disaffected students. This revised fifth edition features new instructional strategies, summaries of effective interventions, chapters on family/cultural diversity and teacher motivation, and more.

Essential Motivation in the Classroom

Author : Ian Gilbert
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Praise for the 1st edition: 'This is now one of my top five education books. .I was absorbed and uplifted by it and my own practice as a teacher will undoubtedly change as a result. Surely there can be no higher recommendation.' - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement Essential Motivation in the Classroom is the definitive one-stop guide for teachers who want to know how to motivate children - and how children learn to motivate themselves. In the ten years since this book was first published, it has proven to be a best selling text that informs, inspires and amuses educationalist around the world. This fully updated and revised tenth anniversary edition continues to take the reader on a rollercoaster ride through the theories of teaching, learning and thinking. Ian Gilbert highlights the 'seven keys' of motivation, offering a range of strategies, ideas and insights to help learners become motivated from within. An entertaining and inspiring read, this book is full of useful, practical advice, ranging from motivational research from leading theorists to philosophical gems from Homer Simpson. Teachers in all sectors of education will find this book indispensable, helping them to change the culture of their classrooms and improve the effectiveness of their teaching.

Motivating Language Learners

Author : Gary N. Chambers
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This book is informed by pupils' perceptions of the foreign language learning experience: attitudes brought from primary school; from home; visits abroad; the classroom. What are the implications of these for teachers? The author provides practical strategies to enhance (a) the enjoyment of the in-class experience and (b) the status of modern languages on the curriculum.

Motivating At Risk Students

Author : Mary Riordan Karlsson
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Motivating At-Risk Students discusses the concept of motivation and examines the many factors that influence an at-risk learner in the classroom. Topics include identifying at-risk learners, various motivational theories, personal and cognitive influencing factors, creating a positive classroom environment, instructional strategies which encourage at-risk learners to become engaged in various literacy tasks, assessment practices and ideas that teachers can share with parents to motivate at-risk learners at home. Sample literacy activities are also included to help teachers think about setting up a positive learning environment for children who are at-risk.

Motivating Struggling Learners

Author : Barbara R. Blackburn
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Every day, teachers face the challenge of motivating struggling learners. In this must-have book, Barbara R. Blackburn, author of the bestseller Rigor Is Not a Four-Letter Word, shares how you can finally solve this problem and make your classroom a rigorous place where all students want to succeed. You’ll learn practical strategies for... understanding extrinsic and intrinsic motivation; building a trusting relationship with students; using praise and positive feedback effectively; empowering students and helping them own their learning; moving students toward a growth mindset; communicating high expectations for students; engaging all students in your lessons; scaffolding so all students will want to improve; helping students be resilient and not fear failure; and celebrating diverse groups of students. Each chapter is filled with a variety of examples and tools that you can use immediately. Bonus: Many of the tools are also available as free eResources on our website,, so you can easily download and print them for classroom use.

Diversity and Motivation

Author : Margery B. Ginsberg
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When the first edition of Diversity and Motivation was published in 1995, it became a premier resource for faculty and administrators seeking effective and practical strategies that foster motivation among culturally diverse student groups. This revised and updated second edition of Diversity and Motivation offers a comprehensive understanding of teaching methods that promote respect, relevance, engagement, and academic success. Margery B. Ginsberg and Raymond J. Wlodkowski base their insights and concrete suggestions on their experiences and research as college faculty. The book defines norms, illustrates practices, and provides tools to develop four foundational conditions for intrinsically motivated learning: establishing inclusion, developing a positive attitude, enhancing meaning, and engendering competence. The authors provide perspectives on the social justice implications of each condition. Diversity and Motivation includes resources to help educators create a supportive community of learners, facilitate equitable discussions in linguistically diverse classrooms, design engaging lessons, and assess students fairly. The ideas in this book apply across disciplines and include teaching practices that can be easily adapted to a range of postsecondary settings. In addition, the authors include a cohesive approach to syllabus construction, lesson design, and faculty development. This new edition also contains a framework for motivating students outside traditional classroom settings.

Motivation to Learn

Author : Michael Middleton
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Harness the power of motivation to transform the learning experience! When properly channeled, motivation propels learning forward. Yet teachers across all grade levels and disciplines struggle to recognize and cultivate this dynamic, social force in the classroom. This essential resource proves that all students are motivated to learn, and provides authentic tools to create and sustain a classroom community that is highly engaged. You’ll discover: Reflection activities that promote student voice and self-efficacy as well as assess existing motivation levels Case studies and best practices based on current motivation theory and research Strategies to design meaningful learning tasks and build positive relationships with students and colleagues.