Yesterday, I published A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners, which brought together many of the materials on that topic that I have either written or collected.
And, since I also have a very large amount of materials on student motivation, I’ve decided to publish this post (I’ll also be writing one on parent engagement soon).
I’ve authored three books on helping students develop intrinsic motivation, and a fourth one will be published in 2019. There are a zillion free resources from them, including student hand-outs and lesson plans. Clicking on each of the book’s titles will lead you to all of those freebies:
Here are some articles I’ve authored or co-authored about student motivation (several are book excerpts). They’ve appeared in various publications, including The Washington Post, Edutopia, Education Week and ASCD Education Leadership:
- Help Your Students Get Into the Learning Flow
- What Motivates A Student’s Interest in Reading and Writing
- Creating the Conditions for Student Motivation
- Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves
- The real stuff of schooling: How to teach students to apply knowledge
- Why Viewing Classroom Management as a Mystery Can Be a Good Thing
- Ethical and Effective Test Prep
- Five ways to get kids to want to read and write
- Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips
- More Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips
- Bribing Students: Another ‘Magical Solution” That Doesn’t Work
- Why schools should not grade character traits
- Helping Students Motivate Themselves
- Helping Students Motivate Themselves (Washington Post version)
I’ve published many columns in my Education Week Teacher “teacher advice” column on Student Motivation & Social Emotional Learning.
Justin Baeder at Principal Center Radio interviews me about student motivation in this podcast.
Choice Equals Power: How to Motivate Students to Learn is an article about my work and appeared in MindShift at KQED.
I did this fairly popular ten minute video on student motivation:
Here are some useful “Best” lists related to student motivation:
I did this Transfer of Learning video with Ed Week: