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Essential Question: IN WHAT WAYS MIGHT I MOTIVATE MY STUDENTS TO LEARN MORE AND DEEPER WHILE MAINTAINING APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR IN MY CLASSES?

The following sites relate to this essential question.

  1. Understanding ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT is key to insight into what motivates teens.
  2. Empowering Students: Essential Schools' Missing Link Key article for understanding how and why to make classroom learning more democratic--a key to the motivation/active learning problem.
  3. Student Motivation To Learn -- Good overall picture!
  4. Personality and Differential Motivation in the Classroom -- Note the very enlightening Review of Literature section in this study. You'll also find key research on Success/Achievement vs. Fear/Failure Orientations.
  5. ****HOW TO DEVELOP STUDENT CREATIVITY -- Creativity is "at risk" during adolescence, and this site suggests ways teachers can see that their students realize this potential during one of the last periods it can be stimulated.
  6. Some Ideas for Motivating Students
  7. ****DISCIPLINE & CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
  8. HOMEWORK: Too Much of a Good Thing?
  9. NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION ISSUES A WAKE UP CALL TO EDUCATORS: BE ALERT TO SLEEP NEEDS AND HABITS OF TEENS
  10. Essential Questions in Teaching and Learning -- Activating students' higher mental and emotional capacities to overcome "high stakes" testing's trivialization of learning.
  11. Questing the Web: Web Quests As Essential Questions -- A highly motivating class-wide inquiry strategy
  12. Personal "Energy Audit" -- Do this mini-workshop to sense how managing your energy level will aid both your and students' motivation.
  13. MOTIVATION IN THE CLASSROOM
  14. MOTIVATING SECONDARY STUDENTS TO LEARN
  15. MOTIVATING STUDENTS TO LEARN
  16. FUN BRAIN[Learning Games to Help with motivation]
  17. ERIC Digest: STUDENT MOTIVATION TO LEARN
    [Check out bibliography links to articles]
  18. MOTIVATING STUDENTS
  19. **ATTRIBUTION THEORY
  20. Take this CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT STYLE QUIZ
  21. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT LINKS
  22. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
  23. **TEACHING for RESILIENCY shows positive, preventative and recovery appraches that are particularly promising. Reflect on some of these sites on the Discussion Board.
  24. My Hero: Teacher Heroes Inspiring!
  25. Give particular attention to the links in What Is the HEART?
  26. An Interview with Joseph Chilton Pearce is an eye-opening overview of pre-school factors that have a chilling effect on motivation. Reprint and carefully read with highlighting and annotating this article, noticing the effects of birthing practices and television watching in particular.
  27. INFORMAL EDUCATION -- Some students need education outside schools in order to prosper. In fact, we all do!

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