• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Successful teachers are able to motivate and inspire the children they teach and this is a skill that can only be supported by understanding good practice. This book gives you smart, pragmatic guidance backed by evidence-based research on how to engage and inspire in your teaching. It looks at both how you can influence and shape the learning that goes on in your classroom and how you can apply key lessons to your own professional development as a teacher. Key coverage includes: • The psychology of motivation and its implications for the classroom • Behaviour for learning • Essential advice on of safeguarding, mental health and wellbeing • Active learning and engaging your pupils in the learning process • How to develop as a professional and empowered teacher

Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
Chapter guide

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Traditional views of motivation
  • Intrinsic motivation: Self-actualisation, autonomy and connectedness
  • Self-determination and self-regulation for pupils and teachers
  • Extrinsic motivation: A balanced view

In recent years, educators have questioned old orthodoxies in teaching: the value of rewards and different forms of motivation. Some of these views have been extreme. There have been suggestions that some rewards can be detrimental to long-term pupil well-being (Palmer, 2015). We do not take an extreme position here, but we question the nature of motivation and how it is analysed in the school setting. What is motivating for pupils and teachers? Is this a constant feature in the classroom and the lives of pupils and teachers, or is this dynamic, ...

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