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Motivating Every Learner

  • Alan McLean - Principal Psychologist, Glasgow City Council, Educational Services

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Learning Styles

© 2009 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Teachers everywhere should read this book: I taught for fifteen years and would have given a lot for a book like this! It not only helps you to understand children and why they do what they do, but shows you how to support them in ways that work.

This is real psychology! It also encourages you to reflect on your own Teaching Style....and increase your effectiveness.

Could any Teacher find a more worthwhile read? I don't think so…enjoy!' - Amazon Review

Do you understand what motivates the children in your class? How can you help children to understand their own behaviour? And what effects can this have on learning?

This fascinating book explores the interactions between teachers and pupils, presenting new ways of engaging young people in learning. Alan McLean's very practical approach shows teachers how to understand children's learning stances - the modes of behaviour that children bring with them to the classroom. Linking this to specific teaching methods, he shows how teachers can shape their teaching to help children learn more effectively.

Chapters covers:

- What makes pupils tick?

- What pupils do to motivate themselves

- Understanding children's emotions

- What teachers can do to motivate pupils

- Personality styles and how to work with them effectively

- Children's learning stances

 
PART ONE: WHAT MAKES PUPILS TICK
 
What Makes Pupils Tick
 
What Pupils Need
 
PART TWO: WHAT PUPILS DO TO MOTIVATE THEMSELVES
 
What Pupils Do to Motivate Themselves
 
What Pupils Need to Meet Their Needs for Themselves
 
How Resilience Shapes How Pupils Meet Their Needs
 
How Pupils Feel about Themselves: Their Emotions as Their Personal Guide
 
PART THREE: WHAT TEACHERS DO
 
What Teachers Do to Motivate Their Pupils
 
Teaching Styles
 
PART FOUR: HOW PUPILS ADAPT
 
The Learning Stances
 
The Layers of the Matrix
 
PART FIVE: THE STANCE-SPECIFIC TEACHING STYLES AND ENERGIZERS
 
The Opposing Reaction
 
The Alarming and Draining Reaction
 
The Hiding Reaction
 
The Exasperating Reaction
 
The Positive Learning Stances
 
Recap, Recurring Themes and Concluding Thoughts
 
Appendix 1: How are the Three As Met in Your School?
 
Appendix 2: How Motivating is My Classroom?

'It is helpful at least now and then for language teachers to read a book on a key topic - such as this one - which has drawn on a substantially different literature than that which is normally consulted by writers in out field...Extremely accessible and reader friendly. Highly recommended' -
The Teacher Trainer Journal


''If you want to understand what makes for a motivated (or a de-motivated) learner in comtemporary classrooms, you could not do better than read, understand and apply the insights of Motivating Every Learner' - Scottish Educational Review


some supportive information, useful and will be used as part of my mentoring role to engage learners

Miss Kayleigh Robinson
Health & Social Care, Tresham Institute
August 8, 2013

This book keeps the reader focused by looking at different ways to motivate and make the classrooom experience a good one for the students.

Mrs Cheryl Hine
Teacher Training, Leeds City College
January 25, 2011

Relevant and inspiring for practitioners in classrooms and with groups of children and young children in a variety of learning contexts. Practitioners can also use ideas with children and young people in a variety of learning groups.
Comprehensive reference list to enable further reading supporting studies to applications

Dr Estelle Martin
Education , UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SUFFOLK
October 10, 2009

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Introduction

Chapter One


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