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ERIC Number: ED495519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-17
Pages: 168
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7619-8835-9
101 Stunts for Principals to Inspire Student Achievement
Sennett, Frank
Corwin Press
Students tend to respond academically when they believe their teachers and administrators are taking a positive personal interest in their education. Many principals and educators often employ motivational stunts as rewards and as learning tools for their K-8 students as one sure way of motivating academic achievement. Frank Sennett's user-friendly book outlines 101 motivational stunts educators can use to creatively inspire and motivate students to higher academic achievement. He lists scores of ideas that are easy to replicate, and accompanies them with successful case studies from across the country. After describing each motivational stunt the author offers: (1) Suggestions for related cross-curricular activities; (2) Tips for avoiding problems; (3) Additional resources worth exploring; (4) References to complementary stunts to mix and match for students' delight; and (5) A silliness rating of 1-5 for each stunt to help each educator with their personality and "comfort level" of performing in public. "101 Stunts for Principals to Inspire Student Achievement Students" is a sure-fire method of achieving great academic heights and producing a closer-knit educational community. Following Acknowledgments and an Introduction: Take the Motivational Stunt Challenge, this book contains five chapters: (1) Stunt Pros: Making the Case for Motivational Stunts; (2) Set Up for Success: How to Lay the Groundwork for a Successful Motivational Stunt; (3) Silly Suggestions, Boffo Blueprints, and Idiotic Ideas: 101 Stunts That Will Motivate Your Students to New Academic Heights; (4) Don't Try This at School: How to Avoid a Stunt Gone Wrong; and (5) Alert the Media: How to Generate Positive Press for Your Stunt. Concluded are References.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: Students; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
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