Classroom Motivation

Paperback | February 27, 2013

byEric M. Anderman, Lynley M. Hicks Anderman

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Uniquely structured around the typical daily classroom practices of teachers, Classroom Motivation focuses on the practical applications of motivation research. The book is organized around actual research-based instructional practices that teachers use everyday in their classrooms, like the use of rewards, the grouping of students for learning activities, the nature of academic tasks, and the assessment of student learning. The book also examines the research base behind topics that are appealing to educators, including promoting self-esteem, providing students with autonomy, and holding high expectations. The new edition includes even more case-studies of actual classroom teachers and additional applications exercises. 

 

 

From reviews of the book:

“The key strengths of this project include: an integrated, pragmatic approach to classroom motivation, valid scientific research, and a wide range of specific strategies and techniques to promote motivation. . . .  This work is on-target as far as other texts . . . currently available for my course. Since most of my students are practicing educators, I find that the emphasis on application is invaluable. Students invariably wish to come away from a course with concrete skills. Classroom Motivation not only provides the skills, but the theory behind the skills.”

                        --Darren J. Akerman, University of New England

 

“The writing style of this textbook is exceptionally clear. Even the abstract and theoretical content are presented clearly and concisely, and often situated in engaging classroom scenarios that concretely illustrate the theoretical and applied concepts.  Because the material is presented so clearly in this book, it would be appropriate for use with learners who come from diverse educational levels and professional backgrounds.”

                        --Jeffery Liew, Texas A&M University

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Uniquely structured around the typical daily classroom practices of teachers, Classroom Motivation focuses on the practical applications of motivation research. The book is organized around actual research-based instructional practices that teachers use everyday in their classrooms, like the use of rewards, the grouping of student...

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Uniquely structured around the typical daily classroom practices of teachers, Classroom Motivation focuses on the practical applications of motivation research. The book is organized around actual research-based instructional practices that teachers use everyday in their classrooms, like the use of rewards, the grouping of students for...

Eric M. Anderman is Professor of Educational Psychology at The Ohio State University.  A former middle and high school teacher, Dr. Anderman has conducted research on academic motivation for the past 20 years, having focused much of his research on the applications of empirical research on motivation for students and practitioners. Be...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 7.3 × 0.5 inPublished:February 27, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0133017885

ISBN - 13:9780133017885

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Table of Contents

PART I INTRODUCTION

    Chapter 1 What Is Motivation?

 

PART II DEVELOPING THE SKILLS OF A MOTIVATIONAL TEACHER

    Chapter 2 Choosing Academic Tasks for Your Students

    Chapter 3 Using Rewards Effectively

    Chapter 4 Evaluating Student Progress

    Chapter 5 Grouping Students for Instruction

    Chapter 6 Working with Parents

 

PART III DEVELOPING A MOTIVATIONAL ENVIRONMENT IN THE CLASSROOM

    Chapter 7 Promoting Autonomy in the Classroom

    Chapter 8 Self-Esteem

    Chapter 9 Holding High Expectations for Students

    Chapter 10 Motivational Problems

 

PART IV PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

    Chapter 11 Motivational Classrooms for All Learners

Editorial Reviews

“The key strengths of this project include: an integrated, pragmatic approach to classroom motivation, valid scientific research, and a wide range of specific strategies and techniques to promote motivation. . . .  This work is on-target as far as other texts . . . currently available for my course. Since most of my students are practicing educators, I find that the emphasis on application is invaluable. Students invariably wish to come away from a course with concrete skills. Classroom Motivation not only provides the skills, but the theory behind the skills.”                         --Darren J. Akerman, University of New England   “The writing style of this textbook is exceptionally clear. Even the abstract and theoretical content are presented clearly and concisely, and often situated in engaging classroom scenarios that concretely illustrate the theoretical and applied concepts.  Because the material is presented so clearly in this book, it would be appropriate for use with learners who come from diverse educational levels and professional backgrounds.”                         --Jeffery Liew, Texas A&M University