Book Title: Motivating and Inspiring Students: Strategies to Awaken the Learner (Providing a Positive Learning Experience for Students)
Publisher: Marzano Research
Author: Robert J. Marzano
Bringing motivation and inspiration to the classroom is not easy. This book builds on the themes of Awaken the Learner: Finding the Source of Effective Education, which asserts K-12 schools' extreme focus on knowledge and skill acquisition is detrimental to students' growth. With this practical resource, you'll discover a results-driven framework-based on a six-level hierarchy of student needs and goals-that you can use to provide engaging instruction to students. The authors share comprehensive understandings of the nature of motivation and inspiration and detail specific strategies to connect with your students: how creating a positive classroom community will support students' sense of belonging; how teachers can ensure students feel safe in the classroom; and what teachers should do so students experience self-actualization in class.
-Gain specific chapter-ending guidance on how to use the book's strategies to connect with students at each level of the student needs hierarchy.
-Consider scenarios that portray how the book's suggestions might play out in the classroom.
-Review mindsets, dispositions, and behaviors that result in negative, unhelpful thinking and in positive, productive thinking.
-Study step-by-step processes that ensure students' needs get met in individual classrooms.
-Use the Awaken the Learner Snapshot Student Survey to assess students' levels of engagement, attention, motivation, and inspiration in school.
1. Research and Theory
2. Connection to Something Greater Than Self
4. Esteem Within a Community
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