Motivating Learners in the Classroom: Ideas and Strategies

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Overview

Helps educators create an optimum learning environment for students with different learning styles and is packed with practical, adaptable strategies to help every learner succeed.

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“The practical ideas will be invaluable to classroom teachers, trainee teachers, learning support staff, and the school management team. Encouraging a climate of success among learners, it has potential to help all students become better learners.”
November 2007 Sirreadalot.org
“The practical ideas will be invaluable to classroom teachers, trainee teachers, learning support staff, and the school management team. Encouraging a climate of success among learners, it has potential to help all students become better learners.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412930970
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/17/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.29 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Gavin Reid is a consultant to the Centre for Child Evaluation and Teaching (CCET) based in Kuwait. He is also educational psychologist to REACH Learning Center in North Vancouver, Canada and a director and consultant to the Red Rose School for children with specific learning difficulties in St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire. He was a senior lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh from 1991-2007.

He has made over 600 conference and seminar presentations in over 45 countries including Norway, Denmark, Germany, United States, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Iceland, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Estonia, Greece, Austria, Slovenia, Israel, Egypt, Gambia, Canada, Dubai, Kuwait and Hungary.

He currently 21 books in print in the area of teacher education in the field of dyslexia, literacy learning styles and motivation and wrote and developed the first Masters course in Specific Learning Difficulties in the UK in 1993. Many of his books are used as course texts in courses throughout the UK and in many other countries. These include: Dyslexia: A Practitioners Handbook (Wiley 1998, 2003), Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents (2004), Dyslexia and Inclusion (2005) and Learning Styles and Inclusion (2005). Some of his books have been translated into Arabic, Polish, Italian and Greek.
He is co-author of a computer aided diagnostic assessment and profiling procedures (Special Needs Assessment Profile –SNAP) which has received three national award commendations and was winner of the Special Needs Category at the NASEN/TES book awards in Birmingham, UK in March 2006.
He has been invited to be external examiner at fifteen universities world wide for Ph D candidates and masters courses. He was a member of the British Dyslexia Association Teacher Training Accreditation Board from 1996-2007 and was also overseas patron for the Learning and Behaviour Charitable Trust in New Zealand. He is the international consultant for the Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Tutors.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Motivation
Self-Knowledge
The Learning Environment
The Task
Memory
Expectations
Social and Emotional Factors
Sources and Support
Reflection

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