The middle and high school years are challenging times for both teachers and students, and motivating adolescents can be the most critical task confronting educators. This book provides teachers with an in-depth look at the ways that adolescents learn and how teachers can inspire student interest and participation. Understanding & Engaging Adolescents blends concepts of learning and motivation with classroom applications and activities. The authors cover theory, learning styles, and classroom management and present easy-to-implement, innovative strategies that educators can use to connect meaningfully with their students.
Jeffrey Miller spent eight years teaching middle school in urban Los Angeles and four years designing student success programs at Santa Monica College. Currently, he teaches courses in educational psychology and classroom management at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Miller is the managing director of the Miller Consulting Group and provides consultation and professional development to schools within Los Angeles and across the country, where he delivers keynote addresses and facilitates schools through organizational change. He completed his PhD in 2001 with a focus on motivation and learning in adolescent classrooms. Peter Desberg is a professor of graduate education and coordinator of the Technology Based Education MA Program at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist. Desberg is the author of 20 books and is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at national conventions. He was the host of "Introduction to Computers" on the Los Angeles Unified School District's cable channel for ten years and has appeared on many television shows and been written up in many newspapers and magazines, including Psychology Today, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan and Reader's Digest.
Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Part I. The Theory 1. In the Beginning 2. "This Is Stupid" or Why Adolescents Quit Trying 3.The Classroom Management Toolkit 4. What We Know About Learning 5. What We Know About Motivation Part II. The Activities 6. Maintaining Your Activity Level 7. Teaching Them to Study 8. Understanding Themselves Better 9. Culture-Based Activities 10. The Technology Mismatch References
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