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ERIC Number: EJ961649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Creating Motivating Learning Environments: Teachers Matter
Daniels, Erika
Middle School Journal (J3), v43 n2 p32-37 Nov 2011
This article shares thoughts about motivating young adolescents from the perspective of middle level students. The most compelling thread to emerge from the interviews with students was the fact that teachers matter. Teachers have a direct and significant impact on students' motivation to achieve. This article identifies three ways in which teachers can positively influence their students' desire to engage in school--by building strong relationships, by reducing the amount of homework they give, and by teaching concrete ways of managing time--and offers specific suggestions for practicing classroom teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A