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What Every Teacher Should Know About Student Motivation by Donna E. Walker Tileston
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This multipurpose guide for teachers covers brain-friendly strategies for motivating and challenging even the most resistant students. Learn why students lack motivation, the effects of rewards on learning, as well as steps to bridge the connection between multiple intelligences and student motivation. Donna Walker Tileston's distinctive approach covers: the roots of motivation - cognitive, metacognitive, and the self-system; motivating students to begin a lesson or task - using novelty, attention, climate, attitude, perception, importance, efficacy, and more; motivating students to finish a task; on-task and off-task behaviours; a model for developing motivation in the classroom; a model for facilitating motivation; vocabulary pre-test, post-test, and summary.

Table of Contents

About the Author Introduction Vocabulary Pre-Test 1. What Is Motivation and Why Does It Matter? 2. What Are the Roots of Motivation? 3. Motivation to Begin a Lesson or Task 4. How Do We Encourage Students to Finish the Task? 5. A Model for Developing Motivation in the Classroom 6. A Model for Facilitating Motivation Glossary Vocabulary Post-Test Bibliography Index

Author Biography

Donna Walker Tileston, EdD, is a veteran teacher and administrator. She is currently the president of Strategic Teaching and Learning, a consulting firm that provides services to schools throughout the United States and world-wide. Also an author, Donna's publications include Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies (2000), which has been on Corwin Press's best-seller list since its first year in print, in addition to the ten-volume award winning series What Every Teacher Should Know, now in its second edition. Other recent titles are Teaching Strategies for Active Learning (2006), Teaching Strategies that Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests (2008), and Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap (2009). Donna received her BA from the University of North Texas, her MA from East Texas State University, and her EdD from Texas A & M University-Commerce. She may be reached at
Release date NZ
December 11th, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
SAGE Publications Ltd
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