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The Student Motivation Handbook 50 Ways to Boost an Intrinsic Desire to Learn

By Larry Ferlazzo Copyright 2023
    196 Pages 16 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    196 Pages 16 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Even with the highest-quality content, students who don’t have an intrinsic motivation to learn may never perform to their full potential. So how can we create the classroom conditions where that motivation can flourish? Renowned educator Larry Ferlazzo has the answers in this comprehensive new resource.

    Designed as a practical handbook you can easily refer to again and again for ideas, the book offers 50 teaching practices divided into four main sections: autonomy, competency, relatedness, and relevance. Throughout, there are tip boxes with links to resources for additional support, as well as lists of questions you can ask yourself to ensure you’re implementing the strategies in a culturally responsive way.

    With this book as your compass, you’ll be able to create the conditions for students to find their inner motivation, be their true selves, and thrive in school and beyond.

    Quick Guide to the 50 Strategies. Support Material. Meet the Author. Acknowledgements  Introduction  1. Motivation in the Classroom  2. What is "Autonomy" And Why Is It Important?  3. What is "Competence" And Why Is It Important?  4. What is "Relatedness" And Why Is It Important?  5. What is "Relevance" And Why Is It Important? Afterword


    Larry Ferlazzo teaches English, Social Studies and International Baccalaureate classes to English Language Learners and English-proficient students at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California. He is the author or editor of 13 books for educators. He also writes a popular education blog at http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/ and a weekly teacher advice column for Education Week, and hosts a radio show on BAM! Education Radio. His columns on education policy frequently appear in The Washington Post.