Written specifically for teachers in training, Motivating Students to Learn offers a wealth of research-based principles on student motivation for use in the classroom. Positioning the teacher as the decisive motivator, the book is grounded in the realities of contemporary schools, curriculum goals, and peer dynamics. Twelve rich chapters offer extrinsic and intrinsic approaches to guide daily practice, guidelines for adapting to group and individual differences, and ways to reach discouraged or disaffected students. This revised fifth edition features new instructional strategies, summaries of effective interventions, chapters on family/cultural diversity and teacher motivation, and more.

chapter 1|16 pages

Introduction to Motivation to Learn

chapter 2|36 pages

What Is It That I Want to Do?

Classroom Goals

chapter 3|34 pages

What Am I Supposed to Do?

Extrinsic Goals and Incentives

chapter 4|34 pages

Is This Important and Enjoyable to Do?

Intrinsic Motivation and Values

chapter 5|34 pages

Is This Important and Enjoyable to Do?

Making Learning Attractive and Interesting

chapter 6|40 pages

Can I Do It? What Causes Success and Failure?

Beliefs about Ability, Causality, and Control

chapter 7|38 pages

Does Anybody Care?

Relationships and Classroom Community

chapter 9|35 pages

Motivational Challenges

Strategies for Working with Alienated and Discouraged Students

chapter 11|35 pages

Motivation to Teach

chapter 12|12 pages

Looking Back and Ahead

Integrating Motivational Goals into Your Planning and Teaching