• 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

Motivating all learners
Motivating all learners
Chapter guide

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • The learner as an individual and the importance of valuing this individuality
  • The academic needs of the learner and how to differentiate effectively
  • The importance of the emotional and pastoral needs of the learner
  • The potential sociocultural contexts of the learner and how these link to inclusion

In Chapter 3, we outlined a number of theoretical approaches to motivation and explored ways of using these in everyday classroom practice. This chapter builds on this theoretical underpinning, but with a specific focus on motivating all pupils. We will explore how learners are profiled and identified as members of particular ‘targeted groups’ within the UK education system, signposting key educational topics such as inclusion, differentiation and personalisation. We ...

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