This book addresses an all-too-common experience for teachers: trying to reach students who have developed negative attitudes toward themselves and school. The authors present motivational strategies for use with individual students and in classroom management, building on thought-provoking new theories of motivation.
Motivating Hard to Reach Students helps identify teacher qualities that have proven effective in drawing out students' natural motivation. The book examines how to provide a classroom climate that fosters motivation and how to help students understand their own psychological functioning and set learning goals.
With suggested learning activities and guidelines on how to personalize them, the authors explore how to encourage self-determination and academic risk-taking among students.