Donna Walker Tileston is a veteran teacher and administrator. She is currently the president of Strategic Teaching and Learning, a consulting firm that provides services to schools throughout the United States and worldwide. Donna’s publications include Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies (2000), which has been on Corwin's bestseller list since its first year in print, in addition to the ten-volume award-winning series What Every Teacher Should Know, now in its second edition. Other recent titles are Teaching Strategies for Active Learning (2006), Teaching Strategies that Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests (2008), and Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap (2009). Donna received her BA from the University of North Texas, her MA from East Texas State University, and her Ed D from Texas A & M University-Commerce. She may be reached at www.whateveryteachershouldknow.com
The teacher’s multipurpose guide to brain-friendly strategies for motivating and challenging even the most resistant students.
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About the Author Introduction Vocabulary Pre-Test
1. What Is Motivation and Why Does It Matter?
2. What Are the Roots of Motivation?
3. Motivation to Begin a Lesson or Task
4. How Do We Encourage Students to Finish the Task?
5. A Model for Developing Motivation in the Classroom
6. A Model for Facilitating Motivation Glossary Vocabulary Post-Test Bibliography Index
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