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
Chapter 6: Professional engagement
In this chapter, you will learn about:
- Engagement, motivation and empowerment in teachers
- Building a culture of engagement
- Challenge, interest and self-determination
- Strategies for engaging teachers: from training to early career teachers
What is the difference between engagement and motivation of teachers? We believe that this partly defines the identity of the teacher as a professional. Being engaged in teaching and learning means that the teacher is moving beyond the application of teaching strategies to take ownership of their own professional learning and the outcomes of the pupils in their classes. Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation of teachers is explored explicitly. We come back to a resonant theme: Why, despite all the challenges, do many teachers continue to commit themselves to the profession?
Intrinsic motivation of teachers ...