Parent Involvement for Motivated Learners provides pre-service teachers and researchers with guidance on how to foster mindful, healthy school–family partnerships that empower students to become resilient, self-directed learners. Given the intense academic pressures on students to succeed – and on parents and teachers to help them do so – it is important to develop learners who can weather increased standards and demands. Committed to helping teachers reflect on how parent involvement relates to motivational concepts such as the growth mindset, self-regulated learning, and intrinsic motivation to learn, this book is an accessible synthesis of relevant research and theory surrounding student motivation and parent involvement.
1. Building School Communities: Shared Goals and Empowered Parents 2. Authentic Homework Assignments: A Push for Making Homework into Meaningful Learning Tasks (with Patricia Willems) 3. Intrinsic Motivation to Learn: Encouraging Parents to Let Students Take the Driver's Seat 4. Parental Involvement that Encourages Children's Growth Mindset and Resilient Learning 5. Self-Regulated Learning: How Parents Can Help Children Take Personal Responsibility for Their Learning