Increasing Student Motivation: Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers

Increasing Student Motivation: Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers

by Margaret A. Theobald
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412906237

ISBN-13: 9781412906234

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This unique resource provides a wealth of theories and strategies for teachers to help spark students' motivations to learn and succeed beyond their formal schooling years.

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Overview

This unique resource provides a wealth of theories and strategies for teachers to help spark students' motivations to learn and succeed beyond their formal schooling years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412906234
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by John A. Pohl
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
1. Motivation Is a Mindset
Each Student Learns
Mistakes Aid Learning
Positive Feedback Is Necessary
Self-Concept Affects the Mindset
Summary
2. Motivation Is Influenced Through Observation
Project Intensity and Enthusiasm
Model Self-Confidence
Summary
3. Motivation Is Affected by Timing
Timing of Needs Varies
Needs Drive Objectives
Summary
4. Motivation Is Independence
Teach Goal Setting
Encourage Performance Appraisal
Provide for Self-Reinforcement
Role-Play With Optional Actions
Summary
5. Motivation Is Reflected in Victory
Process Leads to Success
Success Comes From Finished Products
Summary
6. Motivation Involves Action
Opportunities for Active Learning
Situations for Hands-on Activities
Summary
7. Motivation Is Increased Through Transfer
Relate New to Old Learning
Adapt Tasks to Student Interests
Clarify the Abstract
Summary
8. Motivation Is Inherent to Individuality
Recognize Weaknesses and Strengths
Relate Cognitive Experiences to Abilities
Demonstrate Talents and Skills
Express One’s Differences From Others
Summary
9. Motivation Is Rooted in Ownership
Teach Responsibility
Involve Students in Decisions
Summary
10. Motivation Is Natural
Challenge Students
Encourage Student Expression
Acknowledge Student Views
Summary
Resource A: Strategies and Learning Styles
Resource B: Bloom’s Taxonomy, Cognitive
Resource C: Positive Word List
Resource D: Example, Student Goals
Resource E: Example, Student Lesson Plan
References
Index

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