- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (April 15, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1596671815
- ISBN-13: 978-1596671812
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #843,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I've written seven books: Building A Community Of Self-Motivated Learners: Strategies To Help Students Thrive In School and Beyond; Classroom Management Q&As: Expert Strategies for Teaching; Self-Driven Learning: Teaching Strategies For Student Motivation; The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide (with co-author Katie Hull Sypnieski); Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges; English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies That Work; and Building Parent Engagement In Schools (with co-author Lorie Hammond).
I've won several awards, including the Leadership For A Changing World Award from the Ford Foundation and was the Grand Prize Winner of the International Reading Association Award for Technology and Reading.
I write a popular education blog at http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/ , a weekly teacher advice column for Education Week Teacher and a weekly post for The New York Times. My articles on education policy regularly appear in the Washington Post and the Huffington Post. In addition, my articles have appeared in publications such as ASCD Educational Leadership, Social Policy, and Language Magazine. I also host an online radio show on The BAM! Network.
I was a community organizer for nineteen years prior to becoming a public school teacher.
Top Customer Reviews
Here's the thing about Larry: He doesn't just get outside the box, he turns it INSIDE OUT. This excellent book is a good example. There are 100s of motivational books and articles you could buy and read, and when you boil most of them down, they're about external motivators -- rewards, guilt, atta-boy/girl strategies. They may work for a small number of students but they're not very sticky. Very few advice-givers take Larry's approach to motivation, with the teacher or advisor acting in ways that promote and nurture INTRINSIC motivation, the kind that begins to hang out in the adolescent brain/heart and eventually takes up full-time residency. Yes, it takes more effort on the part of the teacher/advisor -- but it's not wasted effort, like so many other approaches turn out to be.
In his hugely popular blog for educators, Larry is famous for his "How Do You..." posts (if you don't know about that blog, set aside a few hours to visit [...]). "Helping Students Motivate Themselves" uses the same how-to approach. It has two parts, Classroom Culture and Classroom Instruction, populated by 13 practical chapters presented as Questions, with specific, action-oriented answers. Take Question 5: "How do you help students see problems as opportunities, not frustrations?Read more ›