Essential Motivation in the Classroom is the definitive one-stop guide for teachers who want to know how to motivate children - and how children learn to motivate themselves. In this rollercoaster ride through the theories of teaching, learning and thinking, Ian Gilbert highlights the 'seven keys' of motivation, offering a range of strategies, ideas and insights to help learners become motivated from within. An entertaining and inspiring read, this book is full of useful, practical advice, ranging from motivational research from leading theorists to philosophical gems from Homer Simpson. Teachers in all sectors of education will find this book indispensable, helping them to change the culture of their classrooms and improve the effectiveness of their teaching.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Motivated for what 2. Go with the flow 3. Mission Control 4. Get real 5. Get personal 6. Reptiles in the classroom 7. Motivation is a four letter word
Ian Gilbert is the Managing Director of Independent Thinking, a company he set up to 'enrich the lives of young people by changing the way we think'. He has worked with thousands of young people, teachers, parents and governors both in the UK and abroad.