2nd Edition

Helping Kids Achieve Their Best
Motivation – Theories and Practices

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after March 17, 2022
ISBN 9781032056166
March 17, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
140 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

USD $34.99

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Book Description

Helping Kids Achieve Their Best is a practical guide to motivating younger and older learners across the globe. The book explores why some students are easier to motivate than others and why students lose motivation, as well as outlining strategies that teachers can use in the classroom and that parents can use at home.

Comprehensively updated, this second edition includes a new chapter on student achievement emotion. Throughout the text, each chapter includes a variety of examples and research-based tools that can be put into action immediately, along with vignettes, question points, action stations, recommended reading and references, which help educators apply the suggested approaches in their own contexts. The book is hands on and interactive, inviting readers to recall challenges they have faced in their own teaching or parenting experiences and to apply what they have learned to better understand and cope with these challenges more effectively. 

This book is an essential resource for pre- and in-service teachers, as well as parents who aspire to motivate their children and help them achieve their best.

Table of Contents

1. What is Motivation? 2. What’s in it for me? 3. Why should I do it? 4. Why did I fail? 5. I believe I can do it  6. Stars, stamps, and jelly beans 7. Shooting for goals 8. How Do I feel? 9. But, I Teach Well, don’t I?

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Dennis M. McInerney is an honorary professor at the Education University of Hong Kong. Prior to this he was Chair Professor of Educational Psychology and Associate Vice President (Research and Development) and Co-Director of the Assessment Research Centre of the University. Professor McInerney continues research consultancies with a range of international universities and individuals.

Gregory Arief D. Liem is an Associate Professor at Psychology and Child & Human Development Academic Group, National Institute of Education, an institute of Nanyang Technological University. His research interest mainly centers on understanding student motivation, engagement, and well-being through a sociocultural lens.