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.

Chapters cover:

  • 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.

Recap, Recurring Themes and Concluding Thoughts

Recap, Recurring Themes and Concluding Thoughts

Recap, recurring themes and concluding thoughts

This final chapter starts with a recap of the main layers of the motivational matrix before presenting the important themes that have reoccurred throughout the book, and ends with some concluding thoughts.

Recap of the Matrix

The unifying theme of this book has been learner needs. The needs matrix is formed by the arc of resilience and its shadow and provides the framework within which we can describe how teachers motivate and pupils respond, namely, the teaching styles and the learning stances. The internal and classroom energizers are the tools pupils and teachers use within the classroom.

This book aims to develop a greater understanding of what makes pupils tick. This comes down to how well they ...

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