Motivated Student: Unlocking the Enthusiasm for Learning

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Overview

Research has shown time and again that the traditional reward-punishment model does nothing to boost student achievement. In The Motivated Student: Unlocking the Enthusiasm for Learning, veteran educator Bob Sullo suggests a different approach: cultivating students' inner drive to learn by addressing their essential psychological needs.

Drawing from in-depth interviews with successful educators, counselors, and administrators and a careful analysis of the research on classroom motivation, Sullo provides an indispensable blueprint for ensuring that students in grades 4-12 are engaged in the classroom. He offers practical, clear-cut strategies for getting students focused and ready to learn by
• Eliminating external rewards for learning,
• Building positive relationships with students,
• Creating realistic expectations for your students,
• Developing lesson plans that are relevant to students' lives, and
• Planning with students' psychological needs in mind.

As every teacher knows, students learn best when they actually want to learn. Whether at the elementary or high school level, this book will make you think about who your students really are and help you develop a culture of inquiry, trust, and engagement that will release each child's enthusiasm for learning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416608103
  • Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
  • Publication date: 6/10/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 175
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1: Eliminate Fear from the Classroom
2: Minimize Your Use of Coercion
3: Eliminate External Rewards
4: Discover the Power of Internal Motivation
5: Teach Routines, Rituals, and Procedures
6: Be Enthusiastic and Enjoy What You Do
7: Build Positive Relationships with Students
8: Create Relevant Lesson Plans
9: Create Realistic Expectations
10: Plan with the Students' Needs in Mind
11: Teach Your Students to Consciously Self-Evaluate
12: Teach Your Students About the Components of Behavior
13: Teach Less, Teach Deeply
14: Create Your Professional Identity
15: Final Thoughts
References
Index
About the Author

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