An Annotation by Laurie Walsh
Divided into seven main chapters:
- student motivation,
- enhancing motivation and commitment to quality,
- making teaching easier,
- building knowledge and understanding,
- collaborative groups,
- self-reflection and assessment prompts, and
- exciting projects, products, and performance ideas,
this book is extremely practical.
The authors base their beliefs on two principles for educators:
- operate from understanding and
- manage context – not students.
They believe that students must feel the learning is
- successful and
in order to maximize student motivation.
Chapters 2 through 7 contain a myriad of quick tips, activities, checklists, and forms for teachers to use with students. Each activity includes a purpose, description, use, and procedure section. It also includes the grade level, time, special materials, motivational standards and pluses list.
Rogers, S., Ludington, J. & Graham, S. (1998). Motivation and learning: practical teaching tips for block schedules, brain-based learning, multiple intelligences, improved student motivation, increased achievement. Evergreen, Colorado: Peak Learning Systems, Inc.