'Teachers everywhere should read this book: I taught for fifteen years and would have given a lot for a book like this! It not only helps you to understand children and why they do what they do, but shows you how to support them in ways that work.
This is real psychology! It also encourages you to reflect on your own Teaching Style....and increase your effectiveness.
Could any Teacher find a more worthwhile read? I don't think so...enjoy!' - Amazon Review
Do you understand what motivates the children in your class? How can you help children to understand their own behaviour? And what effects can this have on learning?
This fascinating book explores the interactions between teachers and pupils, presenting new ways of engaging young people in learning. Alan McLean's very practical approach shows teachers how to understand children's learning stances - the modes of behaviour that children bring with them to the classroom. Linking this to specific teaching methods, he shows how teachers can shape their teaching to help children learn more effectively.
- What makes pupils tick?
- What pupils do to motivate themselves
- Understanding children's emotions
- What teachers can do to motivate pupils
- Personality styles and how to work with them effectively
- Children's learning stances
Alan McLean is Principal Educational Psychologist at Glasgow City Council.
PART ONE: WHAT MAKES PUPILS TICK What Makes Pupils Tick What Pupils Need PART TWO: WHAT PUPILS DO TO MOTIVATE THEMSELVES What Pupils Do to Motivate Themselves What Pupils Need to Meet Their Needs for Themselves How Resilience Shapes How Pupils Meet Their Needs How Pupils Feel about Themselves: Their Emotions as Their Personal Guide PART THREE: WHAT TEACHERS DO What Teachers Do to Motivate Their Pupils Teaching Styles PART FOUR: HOW PUPILS ADAPT The Learning Stances The Layers of the Matrix PART FIVE: THE STANCE-SPECIFIC TEACHING STYLES AND ENERGIZERS The Opposing Reaction The Alarming and Draining Reaction The Hiding Reaction The Exasperating Reaction The Positive Learning Stances Recap, Recurring Themes and Concluding Thoughts Appendix 1: How are the Three As Met in Your School? Appendix 2: How Motivating is My Classroom?