In this helpful resource, the author guides parents through the top eight myths about motivation and reveals what really works for kids. Each chapter is filled with practical information and stories that help you understand how to handle a variety of situations related to your child’s success at school.
Chapters also include specific classroom connections for each strategy, so you can begin proactively working with your child's teacher. With the accessible advice in this book, you’ll be able to reach your child more effectively so that he or she is more motivated from within, and more successful in school and beyond!
Table of Contents
1. Myth One: Motivating with Rewards is the Best Option 2. Myth Two: What Your Child Cares About Doesn’t Matter 3. Myth Three: It’s Not About Your Relationship with Your Kids 4. Myth Four: Expectations for Your Child are Not Important 5. Myth Five: It’s Okay for Your Kid to Fail All the Time 6. Myth Six: It’s OK for Your Kid to Get Stuck 7. Competition, Grading, and Homework are No Big Deal 8. If I Do Everything Right: My Child Will Be Motivated
Barbara R. Blackburn, Ph.D., a Top 30 Global Guru in Education, has taught early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students and has served as an educational consultant for three publishing companies. In addition to speaking at conferences worldwide, she also regularly presents workshops for teachers and administrators. She is the author of more than 20 books, including the bestseller Rigor Is Not a Four-Letter Word.