What Every Teacher Should Know About Student Motivation
- Donna Walker Tileston - Strategic Teaching and Learning, Dallas, TX
Motivation in Education
"Teachers often can get frustrated when they think their students don't care. This book gives teachers a way to take ownership of the situation rather than blame students."
—Lyneille Meza, Coordinator of Data and Assessment
Denton ISD, Denton, TX
"This resource addresses the central issue in classrooms today and is full of exciting and applicable information on how to motivate today's learners."
—Gary L. Willhite, Teacher Educator/Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Powerful brain-friendly strategies for motivating, challenging, and celebrating your students!
This second edition of Donna Walker Tileston's bestseller is filled with innovative practices for motivating even the most at-risk and reluctant K–12 students. Informed by current research on the plasticity of the brain and new insights on the relationship between culture and student motivation, the book features an extended classroom example of motivational techniques in action and vocabulary pre- and post-tests for teachers and details how:
- Technology influences the brain and motivation
- Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are related to celebrations and rewards
- Specific strategies can motivate students to begin and finish a task
- Teachers can foster students' positive self talk and on-task behaviors
"This book is user friendly, informative, creative, and current in today’s society."
"Teachers can often get frustrated when they don't think their students care. This book gives the teacher a way to take ownership of the situation rather than blame the students."
"The author addresses the number one issue in the classroom today. This book is full of exciting and applicable information on how to motivate today’s learners."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: What Is Motivation and Why Does It Matter So Much?