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.

How Resilience Shapes How Pupils Meet Their Needs

How Resilience Shapes How Pupils Meet Their Needs

How resilience shapes how pupils meet their needs

Motivation to learn is all about what makes pupils tick and that comes down to how well their needs are met. This section explores the way our personality shapes how we meet our 3A needs. In particular, the resilience model of personality type will be used to create an arc of resilience that will form the background for the matrix.

While pupils are all different, they share the same range of emotions and needs. Their motives are the paths they take to meet their needs. It is their unique personality that interprets their needs and shapes how they try to meet them, and so makes them different. Our personality shapes how ...

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