Teachers around the world have found Ian Gilbert’s classic text Essential Motivation in the Classroom an inspiring and provocative read. This ground-breaking companion to the book is a definitive one-stop guide for teachers who are looking for inspiration into how his ideas can be put into practice in every-day classrooms. A truly lively and engaging resource, it scrutinises each aspect of Gilbert’s now famous ‘seven keys’ of motivation and provides a wide range of practical ideas, activities and launch-pads for discussion which can be blended seamlessly into your own lessons.
Taking as its starting point the right of every child to an inspirational education that develops their values, attitudes and skills, this book provides you with the means to unlock even your most challenging of pupils and will act as a spring board for visionary learning in the classroom and beyond,

Key ideas explored include:
• Goal setting strategies
• Students’ own intrinsic motivation
• Preparing effective challenges
• Developing multiple approaches to learning
• Using physical activities to anchor learning
• Helping students to understand themselves better and be better prepared for the world today

For teachers of pupils at all ages and stages, this book is easy to follow, easy to ‘dip in and out of’, is conversational in tone, and has the potential to be a game-changer for any teacher wishing reinvigorate their pupils, colleagues and classrooms.

chapter |2 pages


chapter 1|21 pages

Motivated for what?

chapter 2|22 pages

Go with the flow

chapter 3|11 pages

Mission control

chapter 4|18 pages

Get real

chapter 5|14 pages

Get personal

chapter 6|12 pages

Reptiles in the classroom

chapter 7|15 pages

Motivation is a four-letter word