Some students don't achieve their full potential, while others of similar ability achieve more than predicted. This book shows how important students' motivational mindsets can be in influencing the way they learn.

Engagement — Creating Learning Relationships

Engagement — Creating Learning Relationships
Engagement — Creating learning relationships

This chapter outlines the ways teachers, through the engagement driver and each of its gears, let students know how they are valued. This is achieved through their attitudes and expectations, how they label students, their use of competition and co-operation, and how they group students.

What is Engagement?

To get to know the student is the first goal of motivation. Engagement refers to the quality of the relationship between teacher and students and between peers. The need to belong to a community of learners is a basic motivator for students (Baumeister and Leary, 1995). Engagement is the term often used to describe students’ general involvement with learning. The focus of the engagement driver is narrowed to social and ...

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