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Motivation to Learn : Transforming Classroom Culture to Support Student Achievement - Michael J. Middleton

Motivation to Learn

Transforming Classroom Culture to Support Student Achievement

Paperback Published: 13th May 2014
ISBN: 9781412986717
Number Of Pages: 240

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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.

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"Motivating students is a complex task. Motivation to Learn: Transforming Classroom Culture to Support Student Achievement is an excellent user friendly resource highlighting and illustrating how to navigate through this task step by step, verifying that it is a continuous process for both students and educators."

-- Charla Buford Bunker BS, MA, NBPTS, Literacy Specialist

"The desire to understand motivation begins with the practitioner. Teachers who read this book will be invited to reflect and draw on best practices as the authors scaffold the process with research, scenarios, and supportive tools. Follow the process and the culture of motivation will change in the classroom."

-- Margarete Couture, Elementary Principal

"The information and reflective exercises presented here allow a faculty to come together, tap into core beliefs, and create a culture of classroom motivation that energizes the entire school."

-- Melanie Mares Sainz, Academic Coach
"Provides a set of guiding questions and considerations that will serve as proverbial 'guardrails' for those working in schools seeking to translate motivation principles into effective strategies. This book has a place on the desks of teacher educators, educational and developmental psychologists, as well as students seeking further advancement." -- Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist Journal

Section 1: Understanding Student Motivation Section Introduction 1. What Is Motivation to Learn? 2. How Do Teacher Beliefs Influence Motivation? Section 2: Classroom Practices and Strategies to Support Motivation Section Introduction 3. Promoting Student voice 4. Designing Meaningful Learning Tasks 5. Promoting Challenge With Success 6. Building Positive Relationships Around Learning Section 3: Maintaining and Sustaining Motivation Section Introduction 7. Sustaining Motivation Over Time 8. The Social Context of Motivation 9. Maintaining Self-Motivation Appendix Glossary of Key Terms References Index

ISBN: 9781412986717
ISBN-10: 1412986710
Series: Classroom Insights from Educational Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 13th May 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32

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