Powerful Classroom Management Strategies: Motivating Students to Learn / Edition 1

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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.
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Editorial Reviews

Thomas Nelson

"This book strikes at the heart of what it means to be a good teacher and a good classroom manager."

The Education Digest

". . . all students are motivated to learn under the right conditions and you can provide those conditions in your classroom."

Nancy J. Melucci

"A nice combination of theoretical background, reflection, and concrete practice!"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761975625
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/30/2000
  • Series: One-off Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
1 The Complex Nature of Motivation 1
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation 3
Theoretical Views of Motivation 4
Implications for Teaching 10
2 Motivating Students to Learn 13
Have a Learning Orientation in Your Classroom 13
Apply Four Strategies to Promote Learning 16
Bring the Lesson to the Students; Bring the Students to the Lesson 21
Recognize the Teacher's Role in Motivation 23
3 A Framework for Motivating Students 26
Need for a Comprehensive Framework 27
Some Proposals for Motivating Students 27
The Framework Used in This Book 42
Planning for Motivation 43
4 Motivational Strategies Concerning Instruction 46
Capture Student Interest in the Subject Matter 47
Highlight the Relevance of the Subject Matter 51
Vary Your Instructional Strategies Throughout the Lesson to Maintain Interest 54
Plan for Active Student Involvement 56
Select Strategies That Capture Students' Curiosity 58
Select Strategies and Present Material With an Appropriate Degree of Challenge and Difficulty 61
Group Students for Tasks 62
Design the Lesson to Promote Student Success 63
Allow Students Some Control Over the Lessons 66
Express Interest in the Content, and Project Enthusiasm 67
Provide Opportunities to Learn 68
Support Students' Attempts to Understand 70
5 Motivational Strategies Concerning Evaluation and Recognition 75
Establish Evaluation Expectations and Criteria 75
Select Procedures for Monitoring and Judging 78
Decide When to Give Feedback and Rewards 80
Select the Types of Feedback and Rewards 81
Help Students Feel Satisfied With Their Learning Outcomes 83
Use Mistakes and Redoing Work As Learning Opportunities 85
Press Students to Think 85
6 Academic and Behavioral Expectations 90
Help Students Expect to Be Successful 90
Establish Appropriate Rules and Procedures 93
Provide Assistance to Keep Students On Task 100
Intervene When Students Misbehave 104
7 Motivating Hard-to-Reach Students 121
Select a Level of Difficulty for Academic Work 122
Structure the Instructional Tasks, Assignments, and Work Expectations 124
Provide Clear, Simple Directions 126
Follow Student Interests and Learning Styles 127
Provide Task Assistance 128
Teach the Students Study Skills and Ways to Reach Their Goals 130
Show Caring and Give Attention and Encouragement 131
Provide Remedial Socialization for Discouraged and Struggling Students 134
Provide Tutoring From Peers, Parents, or Others 138
Develop an Overall Strategy to Deal With Hard-to-Reach Students 139
Recommended Readings 145
References 147
Indexes 153
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