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Download Motivation & Learning: A Teacher's Guide to Building Excitement for Learning & Igniting the Drive for Quality epub

by Spence Rogers

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Download Motivation & Learning: A Teacher's Guide to Building Excitement for Learning & Igniting the Drive for Quality epub
ISBN: 1889852309
ISBN13: 978-1889852300
Category: Education
Subcategory: Schools & Teaching
Author: Spence Rogers
Language: English
Publisher: Peak Learning Systems, Inc.; 1 edition (May 14, 1997)
Pages: 286 pages
ePUB size: 1185 kb
FB2 size: 1241 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 745
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This book is a treasure trove of great ideas. I like to look at whether teacher books add stress or take it away from the classroom. This one takes stress and flushes it down the toilet. But, wait, you say it's not a book about stress. Let me ask you this... if your students are motivated to learn the content that you are teaching, what does that do to both student and teacher stress? It's gone. I've used this book for about 20 years now. It has technique after easy technique that help the teacher find a student's intrinsic motivation. The chapters are entitled 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. And the book delivers on the implied promises in that table of contents.
I absolutely love this book! I have seen the motivation peak with the use of the "Expert Cards" to identify individual strengths and the "Gold Cards" to encourage self-directions and responsibility. I can see using this book for years to come.
I found Motivation and Learning to be a great resource for the classroom teacher! It is an excellent anthology of application strategies supported by research.The book's format is easy to read, understand and use. It is also a good tool to utilize not only for the new teacher, but for the more experienced as well. I have used many of the strategies in the classroom and have witnessed positive results.The students are eager to try new and novel ideas, and they are willing to take risks . I have also noticed that the students retain more of what I teach. It has brought fun back into teaching . My favorite strategies are the Carousel Graffiti and Tic Tac Toe. What was most poignant were the six standards that he discussed in the first chapter. It really brought into focus , the child's perception of the classroom and the system of education. It stops and makes you reflect upon the impact you have on that student's idea of learning. I have used them as a criteria in evaluating all of my lessons. It does work!!!!!
"Motivation and Learning" is loaded with motivational strategies and tips that work for all grade levels. Spence Roger's research based strategies and tips not only make teaching easier through increased motivation but also increases student achievement. This book should be must reading for the new teacher as well as the seasoned veteran. Try "Class Commitments", "Carousel Graffiti", "Vanity Plates", and "Quality Assignmrnts". These are a few of the strategies that I have used from this book at the beginning of the school year. The difference in the quality of student work was obvious. Having taught for thirty years, I thought I knew it all. This book has raised student achievement to a new level in my classes. Hats off to Spence Rogers for hitting the nail on the head with "Motivation and Learning".
Teachers looking for practical, use-it-today tips will be satisfied with this resource. COntains a nice balance of practical applications and the theories on which they are based. Neither too theoretical nor too "fluffy." A quick read with nearly instant application opportunities. Appropriate for any age/grade level or subject matter. Nice margins for notes!
In MOTIVATION AND LEARNING, Spence Rogers and associates have assembled a compact, concise, accessible, and useful text for all educators. This is for teachers who want results through best educational practice.
This book is full of exciting ideas to help pep up your classroom and teaching style!:) I found so many ways to make learning meaningful to all my students. It is a great book for new teachers as well as seasoned teachers who are looking for ways to help motivate all types of students (as well as yourself). Even though I have read the book through once I still find new things to try each time I flip through the pages. This would be a great graduation gift for a new teacher!:)