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ERIC Number: ED531514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 175
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4166-0810-3
The Motivated Student: Unlocking the Enthusiasm for Learning
Sullo, Bob
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Because you can't possibly know exactly what will motivate every student, it's vital to have a reliable blueprint and a set of strategies that are proven to work across a broad spectrum of students. That's why you need this book from a teacher and psychologist with over 30 years of experience. Drawing from recent research of the concepts of internal motivation and control, Bob Sullo describes how to get students in every grade focused and ready to learn by: (1) Eliminating "the external control model" from your teaching; (2) Using differentiation strategies to provide all students with a way to be successful; (3) Adopting the behaviors and vocabulary of a positive classroom; (4) Developing lesson plans and grading practices that allow every student to experience academic success through sustained effort; and (5) Strengthening your own professional identity in the classroom. With lots of classroom scenarios and steps to get you started, "The Motivated Student" makes it much easier for you to take advantage of the newest thinking on how to tap your students' innate desire to learn. This book contains the following chapters: (1) Eliminate Fear from the Classroom; (2) Minimize Your Use of Coercion; (3) Eliminate External Rewards; (4) Discover the Power of Internal Motivation; (5) Teach Routines, Rituals, and Procedures; (6) Be Enthusiastic and Enjoy What You Do; (7) Build Positive Relationships with Students; (8) Create Relevant Lesson Plans; (9) Create Realistic Expectations; (10) Plan with the Students' Needs in Mind; (11) Teach Your Students to Consciously Self-Evaluate; (12) Teach Your Students About the Components of Behavior; (13) Teach Less, Teach Deeply; (14) Create Your Professional Identity; and (15) Final Thoughts.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development