ERIC Number: ED309332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Students Develop Self-Motivation: A Sourcebook for Parents and Educators.
Grossnickle, Donald R.
This booklet provides a general blueprint to guide the overall process of teaching a student to be motivated to achieve and offers specific ideas for those concerned with promoting self-motivated behavior among students. Part one discusses teaching and learning self-motivation concepts and principles. These topics are covered: motivation as a trait or as a state; benefits of self-motivation; understanding the process of self-motivation; organizing for motivation; avoiding motivation pitfalls; self-motivation hints for parents, teachers, and students; and parents and homework. A student motivation inventory is provided. Part two discusses beginning the process of helping students to become self-motivated and successful. Thirty-six 1-minute motivation pointers are included which provide ideas for parents and teachers to use to motivate students. These pointers range from encouraging students to read biographies emphasize traits of successful persons which students can informally mimic, to teaching students to be reflective upon their own learning from both good and bad experiences. The report concludes that each student can benefit greatly when parents and school staff members assume responsibility for making self-motivation of students a high priority in daily learning activities. A bibliography is included. (ABL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Motivation Techniques, Parent Role, Self Motivation, Student Motivation, Student School Relationship, Students, Teacher Role
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.