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"The Motivated Student"

Bob Sullo author, educational consultant

Have you ever been frustrated by your attempts to motivate kids with rewards and punishment? Do you wish kids were more motivated to learn rather than working for tickets to the school store? If so, you may be interested in a book study group I am facilitating based on my ASCD book "The Motivated Student: Unlocking the Enthusiasm for Learning." It starts in 2 weeks and is free. For details, visit:
http://edge.ascd.org/_The-Motivated-Student/BLOG/2273392/127586.html

My goal is to gather as many educators as possible from around the world (literally) and discuss how to engage and inspire kids to value learning and succeed academically. If you're interested in student motivation, I hope you'll join me and be part of this exciting conversation!

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Teacher, Author, Guitar––Word.

Motivation right here

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BOB,
Don't you think that when teachers are motivated to learn, students are? Isn't that what we are doing here? When teachers get together to talk about teaching, they inpsire each other, which in turn inspires kids to learn. Well, I guess that's if they are talking about the "right" things. Thanks for the post.

gaetan

author, educational consultant

Gaetan, Good point. I agree

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Gaetan,
Good point. I agree that when we engage in fruitful discussion, it frequently inspires us. And inspiring teachers are a gift to their students. That's one of the reasons why I have decided to facilitate the book study group. Plus, I have a strong bias that we need to move beyond the carrot-and-stick, reward-punishment model if we really want to see significant school improvement. We need to engage and inspire if we want more than compliance. I hope you'll be part of our book study group. .....bob

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Hi Andrew, Thanks for the

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Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the kind words. On Thursday, May 13, we will have a live book chat from 7:00-8:00 ET. One of the focal points will be planning with kids' emotional needs in mind. It's a strategy I developed that leads to more on-task behavior, increased achievement, and decreased disruption. If you need info about how to participate in the book chat, let me know.....bob

Book Chat

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I just joined. Could you give me a summary of the chat?
Susan Garrison

author, educational consultant

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Hi Susan....The book chat for "The Motivated Student" has finished. However, you can read the archived conversations. You need to go to the "Inspiring Student Motivation" page. Here is the link:
http://edge.ascd.org/view/displayClubPage.kickAction?clubId=110667&as=12...
At the bottom of the page, you'll see something that says "Most Recent Group Blog Posts." There are a whole serioes of my picture. Most of them are the archived chats for you to read. Sorry it is so cumbersome. Thanks for expressing interest.
I also have just begun a blog you may find interesting. Here's the link:
http://inspiringstudentmotivation.blogspot.com/
All the best...bob

I am new to this site. I

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I am new to this site. I teach a Special Education in Sacramento, Calif. Are there any other special education teacher who belong to this site?

primary school, K-2, special education teacher from Emerald Isle, NC

I am sorry that I was not

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I am sorry that I was not aware of this book study before it started. I work with children who can be very difficult to motivate due to their disabilities. What concerns me more is the number of parents who are unmotivated to help their children learn. I had two students this passed year who missed nearly one-third of the school year. These were unexcused absences. Any tips you might have for how to help these parents understand the need for their children to be in school would be so helpful. I have tried everything I can think of and have hit two brick walls.

primary school, K-2, special education teacher from Emerald Isle, NC

Hi there. i just joined and

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Hi there. i just joined and was wondering the same thing. It is nice to see another special education in the group. With it being summer I am not on often but try to check e-mail and websites at least twice a week. I look forward to chatting.

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If you want to move beyond

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If you want to move beyond goal setting and create a shared vision of a successful classroom with your students, please go to:
http://www.funderstanding.com/content/beyond-goals-creating-an-inspiring...

Best wishes for a great opening of school!

author, educational consultant

Despite the belief that we

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Despite the belief that we need more research and stricter enforcement, we can take effective action now to address the problem of bullying. To learn more, go to:
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