Engaging, Motivating and Empowering Learners in Schools
- Des Hewitt - University of Warwick, UK
- Brittany Wright - University of Warwick, UK
Successful teachers are able to motivate and inspire the children they teach and this is a skill that can only be supported by understanding good practice. This book gives you smart, pragmatic guidance backed by evidence-based research on how to engage and inspire in your teaching. It looks at both how you can influence and shape the learning that goes on in your classroom and how you can apply key lessons to your own professional development as a teacher.
Key coverage includes:
· The psychology of motivation and its implications for the classroom
· Behaviour for learning
· Essential advice on of safeguarding, mental health and wellbeing
· Active learning and engaging your pupils in the learning process
· How to develop as a professional and empowered teacher
This is the perfect companion for any reflective practitioner. The combination of case studies, reflection points and current research from the field results in a timely, well-balanced text that provides the reader with deeper understanding of the key concepts and the crucial role they play within the learning process.
A great support for student and early career teachers but also those teachers wishing to re-explore and re-ignite their perspectives on teaching and learning or perhaps those struggling to 'get to grips' with their class.
'Engaging, Motivating and Empowering Learners in Schools' is an interesting and stimulating read for those who are interested in improving their practice. There are points for reflection throughout the text and some very useful notes on further reading too.
This is an accessible book which makes clear links between motivation and how ideas about this concept might link to educational settings. The chapter guides and reflection points at the beginning of each chapter are really helpful in focusing student attention.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Introduction to engagement, motivation and empowerment