A Teacher's Companion to Essential Motivation in the Classroom
Resources and activities to inspire and engage your students
Teachers around the world have found Ian Gilbert’s classic text Essential Motivation in the Classroom an inspiring and provocative read. This ground-breaking companion to the book is a definitive one-stop guide for teachers who are looking for inspiration into how his ideas can be put into practice in every-day classrooms. A truly lively and engaging resource, it scrutinises each aspect of Gilbert’s now famous ‘seven keys’ of motivation and provides a wide range of practical ideas, activities and launch-pads for discussion which can be blended seamlessly into your own lessons.
Taking as its starting point the right of every child to an inspirational education that develops their values, attitudes and skills, this book provides you with the means to unlock even your most challenging of pupils and will act as a spring board for visionary learning in the classroom and beyond,
Key ideas explored include:
• Goal setting strategies
• Students’ own intrinsic motivation
• Preparing effective challenges
• Developing multiple approaches to learning
• Using physical activities to anchor learning
• Helping students to understand themselves better and be better prepared for the world today
For teachers of pupils at all ages and stages, this book is easy to follow, easy to ‘dip in and out of’, is conversational in tone, and has the potential to be a game-changer for any teacher wishing reinvigorate their pupils, colleagues and classrooms.
Table of Contents
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 Where to start 25 Quick wins Using the worksheets
Georgia Holleran is an educational consultant, working across the curriculum and specialising in combining the worlds of business and education.
Ian Gilbert is an educational innovator, award-winning writer, entrepreneur and inspirational speaker, delivering training to schools and colleges in the UK and worldwide for his ‘Independent Thinking’ organisation. He has previously published Essential Motivation in the Classroom (2012) 2nd edition, and Why Do I Need a Teacher when I’ve got Google? (2014) 2nd ed, both published by Routledge.