Motivation Matters provides school administrators, K-12 teachers, and teacher educators innovative strategies and tools for school change. With a focus on instructional practice that enhances motivation among diverse learners, this important resource helps schools to become more intentional about inspired teaching and learning. This book gives educators at all levels the means to become strong instructional leaders and school renewal facilitators. It provides coherent professional development plans that are easily customized to any learning context. Margery B. Ginsberg-- coauthor of the highly acclaimed Creating Highly Motivating Classrooms for All Students-- elaborates on numerous strategies from that book. She offers five themes for implementing instructionally focused change A shared language for teaching and learning Approaches to strengthen adult collaboration Innovative ways to collect and use data Ways to strengthen parent and community participation, and A school identity that goes beyond conventional vision statements
Margery B. Ginsberg is an independent researcher and consultant in Boulder, Colorado. She works nationally and internationally to provide support for instructionally focused, comprehensive school renewal. She has a background as a teacher on two Indian reservations, university professor, and Texas Title I technical assistance contact for the United States Department of Education. She is the coauthor of Diversity and Motivation from Jossey-Bass.