Motivating Students to Learn

ISBN-13: 9780415893527

ISBN-10: 0415893526

Author: Kathryn R. Wentzel, Jere E. Brophy

Edition: 4

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Paperback 312 pages
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Acknowledged author Kathryn R. Wentzel wrote Motivating Students to Learn comprising 312 pages back in 2013. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0415893526 and 9780415893527. Since then Motivating Students to Learn textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $19.33 or rent at the marketplace.


Written specifically for teachers, Motivating Students to Learn offers a wealth of research-based principles on the subject of student motivation for use by classroom teachers. Now in its fourth edition, this book discusses specific classroom strategies by tying these principles to the realities of contemporary schools, curriculum goals, and classroom dynamics. The authors lay out effective extrinsic and intrinsic strategies to guide teachers in their day-to-day practice, provide guidelines for adapting to group and individual differences, and discuss ways to reach students who have become discouraged or disaffected learners.

This edition features new material on the roles that classroom goal setting, developing students’ interest, and teacher-student and peer relationships play in student motivation. It has been reorganized to address six key questions that combine to explain why students may or may not be motivated to learn. By focusing more closely on the teacher as the motivator, this text presents a wide range of motivational methods to help students see value in the curriculum and lessons taught in the classroom.