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ERIC Number: ED525634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 208
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5966-7181-2
Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers to Classroom Challenges
Ferlazzo, Larry
Eye on Education
Give your students the tools they need to motivate themselves with tips from award-winning educator Larry Ferlazzo. A comprehensive outline of common classroom challenges, this book presents immediately applicable steps and lesson plans for all middle and high school teachers looking to help students motivate themselves. With coverage of brain-based learning, classroom management, and using technology, these strategies can be easily incorporated into any curriculum. Learn to implement solutions to the following challenges: (1) How do you motivate students?; (2) How do you help students see the importance of personal responsibility?; (3) How do you deal with a student who is being disruptive in class?; (4) How do you regain control of an out-of-control class?; (5) How Do You Help Students See Problems as Opportunities, Not Frustrations? (6) What Are Some Ways You Can Get the Year Off to a Good Start? (7) What Can You Do to Help Keep Your Students-and Yourself-Focused at the End of the School Year? (8) What Are the Best Things You Can Do to Maximize the Chances of a Lesson Being Successful? (9) How Can You Best Use a Few Minutes of "Leftover" Time in Class? (10) How Can You Help Students Develop Higher-Order Thinking Skills? (11) What Are the Best Ways to Incorporate Cooperative Learning in Your Lessons? (12) What Are the Easiest Ways to Use Educational Technology in the Classroom? (13) How Can You Best Use Learning Games in the Classroom? Blogger and educator Larry Ferlazzo has worked to combine literacy development with short and rigorous classroom lessons on topics such as self-control, personal responsibility, brain growth, and perseverance. He uses many "on-the-spot" interventions designed to engage students and connect with their personal interests. Use these practical, research-based ideas to ensure all of your students are intrinsically motivated to learn! References are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A