ERIC Number: ED400575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Motivating At-Risk Students. Professional's Guide.
Karlsson, Mary Riordan
Emphasizing reading and writing, this booklet discusses the concept of motivation and examines the many factors that influence an at-risk learner in the classroom learning environment. Chapters in the booklet highlight such topics as identification of at-risk learners, various motivational theories, personal and cognitive influencing factors, a classroom environment that provides motivational opportunities, instructional strategies that encourage at-risk learners to become engaged in various literacy tasks, assessment practices, and ideas that teachers can share with parents to motivate at-risk learners at home. Throughout the chapters in the booklet, examples across the curriculum are provided to support the ideas and perspectives of the motivational theories in the classroom and at home. Sample literacy activities are also included in the booklet to help teachers set up their classroom to be a positive learning environment for children who are at risk. Contains 45 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Learning Motivation, Parent Participation, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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