Harness the power of motivation to transform the learning experience!

When properly channeled, motivation propels learning forward. Yet teachers across all grade levels and disciplines struggle to recognize and cultivate this dynamic, social force in the classroom. This essential resource proves that all students are motivated to learn, and provides authentic tools to create and sustain a classroom community that is highly engaged. You'll discover: Reflection activities that promote student voice and self-efficacy as well as assess existing motivation levels; Case studies and best practices based on current motivation theory and research; Strategies to design meaningful learning tasks and build positive relationships with students and colleagues

This practical guide, aligned with Race to The Top Initiatives for teacher evaluation and Common Core Standards implementation, shows educators not only how to identify and harness motivation but also to sustain it over time. This is the one resource that will engage you in the thoughtful exploration of motivation and provide you with field-tested strategies that actively involving students, teachers and the whole school.

“The information and reflective exercises presented here allow a faculty to come together, tap into core beliefs, and create a culture of classroom motivation that energizes the entire school.”

—Melanie Mares Sainz, Academic Coach

Lowndes Middle School, Valdosta, GA

Designing Meaningful Learning Tasks

Designing meaningful learning tasks

The students in Mrs. Sullivan's class fidgeted in their seats as they waited for the bell to ring. It was clear they were excited. They had been waiting to start the River View Inn Green Project for weeks. It was an interdisciplinary project between their English, science, and math teachers.

When the bell rang, Mrs. Sullivan immediately began to explain the project. She told them that the main objective of the project was to redesign one of the rooms at the River View Inn, a two-hundred-year-old historic getaway. The project would begin with students dividing into small teams. Each team would be given a small budget. With the small budget, their task was to develop a proposal to redesign ...

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