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The Will to Learn

The Will to Learn
Cultivating Student Motivation Without Losing Your Own

First Edition

June 2023 | 264 pages | Corwin

Do the work. Do it with care.

This is a book about love. That is, the active, earnest, and intelligent pursuit of our neighbors’ good. Teachers embody this kind of love; we seek and serve the wholeness of others.

At the center of this love lies Dave Stuart Jr.’s philosophy that every teacher of every subject area in our schools has the potential to enrich students’ lives long-term through the power of student motivation. From art and physical education to science and social studies—schools can make good on their promise and this book will show you how. Join Stuart in this personable journey by tackling student motivation through

  • The Five Key Beliefs of credibility, value, effort, efficacy, and belonging
  • Ten strategies for incorporating the Five Key Beliefs into everyday teaching
  • Common struggles for each strategy and how to overcome them
  • A companion website with additional resources, videos, and downloadables

Do the work. Do it with care. These inspirational guideposts will help us all build a world in which all schools can be both productive and humane.

Prologue: A Book About Love
Chapter 1: On the Teaching of Souls Toward Long-Term Flourishing
Chapter 2: The Five Key Beliefs: How They Work
Conclusion: Healers of Souls

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ISBN: 9781071884744