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My next book, The Student Motivation Handbook: Fifty Ways to Boost an Intrinsic Desire to Learn, is coming out in February, and was just listed on Amazon for pre-order.

Here is how the publisher is describing it (in somewhat over-the-top terms, even though I do think it’s a pretty good book):

Even with the highest-quality content, students who don’t have an intrinsic motivation to learn may never perform to their full potential. So how can we create the classroom conditions where that motivation can flourish? Renowned educator Larry Ferlazzo has the answers in this comprehensive new resource.

Designed as a practical handbook you can easily refer to again and again for ideas, the book offers 50 teaching practices divided into four main sections: autonomy, competency, relatedness, and relevance. Throughout, there are tip boxes with links to resources for additional support, as well as lists of questions you can ask yourself to ensure you’re implementing the strategies in a culturally responsive way.

With this book as your compass, you’ll be able to create the conditions for students to find their inner motivation, be their true selves, and thrive in school and beyond.


You can access tons of free resources here from my twelve previous books, including three others on student motivation.