What Every Teacher Should Know About Student Motivation
by Donna E. Walker Tileston
Powerful, brain-friendly strategies for motivating, challenging, and celebrating your students!
Filled with practices for motivating even the most at-risk and reluctant students. Informed by current research on the plasticity of the brain and new insights on the relationship between culture and student motivation, the book features an extended classroom example of motivational techniques in action and vocabulary pre- and post-tests for teachers and details how: 
Technology influences the brain and motivation 
Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are related to celebrations and rewards 
Specific strategies can motivate students to begin and finish a task
Teachers can foster students' positive self-talk and on-task behaviors
Industry Reviews
"This book is user friendly, informative, creative, and current in today's society." -- Mari Teacher, Fifth-Grade Teacher
"Teachers can often get frustrated when they don't think their students care. This book gives the teacher a way to take ownership of the situation rather than blame the students." -- Lyneille Meza, Coordinator of Data & Assessment
"The author addresses the number one issue in the classroom today. This book is full of exciting and applicable information on how to motivate today's learners." -- Gary L. Willhite, Teacher Educator/Associate Professor
Table of Contents:
About the Author
Vocabulary Pretest
What Is Motivation and Why Does It Matter So Much?
What Is Motivation?
Build Intrinsic Motivation
What Is Extrinsic Motivation?
The Difference Between Rewards and Celebrations
What Are the Roots of Motivation?
Understanding the Mental Processes
The Self-System
The Metacognitive System
The Cognitive System
Motivation to Begin a Lesson or Task
Getting the Brain's Attention
The Role of Self-Attributes
The Role of the Self and Others
The Role of the Student's Perception of the Nature of the World
How Climate Affects Motivation
The Relationship Between Importance and Motivation
Why Is Efficacy Important to Motivation?
How Do We Encourage Students to Finish the Task?
Activiating the Metacognitive System
What About Minor Off-Task Behavior?
A Model for Developing Motivation in the Classroom
Attitudes Toward and Perceptions of the Learning
Learning States and Discipline Problems
What Ms. Walker Did to Reach Diverse Learners
A Model for Facilitating Motivation
A Model for Turning on the Motivation Within
Vocabulary Summary
Student at Risk
Extrinsic Motivation
Vocabulary Posttest
Vocabulary Pretest and Posttest Answer Key
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