1st Edition

Helping Students Motivate Themselves
Practical Answers to Classroom Challenges

ISBN 9781596671812
Published April 15, 2011 by Routledge
208 Pages

USD $29.95

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Book Description

Give your students the tools they need to motivate themselves with tips from award-winning educator Larry Ferlazzo. A comprehensive outline of common classroom challenges, this book presents immediately applicable steps and lesson plans for all teachers looking to help students motivate themselves. With coverage of brain-based learning, classroom management, and using technology, these strategies can be easily incorporated into any curriculum.

Learn to implement solutions to the following challenges:

  • How do you motivate students?
  • How do you help students see the importance of personal responsibility?
  • How do you deal with a student who is being disruptive in class?
  • How do you regain control of an out-of-control class?
  • And more!

Blogger and educator Larry Ferlazzo has worked to combine literacy development with short and rigorous classroom lessons on topics such as self-control, personal responsibility, brain growth, and perseverance. He uses many "on-the-spot" interventions designed to engage students and connect with their personal interests.

Use these practical, research-based ideas to ensure all of your students are intrinsically motivated to learn!

Table of Contents

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Meet the Author
Part I: Classroom Culture
Question 1: How Do You Motivate Students?
Question 2: How Can You Help Students See the Importance of Personal Responsibility?
Question 3: How Do You Deal With a Student Who Is Being Disruptive in Class?
Question 4: How Do You Regain Control of an Out-of-Control Class?
Question 5: How Do You Help Students See Problems as Opportunities, Not Frustrations?
Question 6: What Are Some Ways You Can Get the Year Off to a Good Start?
Question 7: What Can You Do to Help Keep Your Students-and Yourself-Focused at the End of the School Year?
Part II: Classroom Instruction
Question 8: What Are the Best Things You Can Do to Maximize the Chances of a Lesson Being Successful?
Question 9: How Can You Best Use a Few Minutes of "Leftover" Time in Class?
Question 10: How Can You Help Students Develop Higher-Order Thinking Skills?
Question 11: What Are the Best Ways to Incorporate Cooperative Learning in Your Lessons?
Question 12: What Are the Easiest Ways to Use Educational Technology in the Classroom?
Question 13: How Can You Best Use Learning Games in the Classroom?

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