Do you understand what motivates the children in your class? How can you help children understand their own behavior? And what effects can this have on learning?
This fascinating book explores the interactions between teachers and students, presenting new ways of engaging young people in learning. Alan McLean's very practical approach shows teachers how to understand children's learning stances-the modes of behavior that children bring with them to the classroom. Linking this to specific teaching methods, he shows how teachers can shape their teaching to help children learn more effectively.
- What makes pupils tick?
- What pupils do to motivate themselves
- Understanding children's emotions
- What teachers can do to motivate pupils
- Personality styles and how to work with them effectively
- Children's learning stances
Alan McLean is Principal Educational Psychologist at Glasgow City Council.
Part One: What Makes Pupils Tick
Part Two: What Pupils Do to Motivate Themselves
- Chapter 3: What Pupils Do to Motivate Themselves
- Chapter 4: What Pupils Need to Meet Their Needs for Themselves
- Chapter 5: How Resilience Shapes How Pupils Meet Their Needs
- Chapter 6: How Pupils Feel about Themselves: Their Emotions as Their Personal Guide
Part Three: What Teachers Do
Part Four: How Pupils Adapt
Part Five: The Stance-Specific Teaching Styles and Energizers