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Michael F. Opitz and Michael P. Ford
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How do you motivate a classroom of bored teenagers, self-absorbed tweens, or energetic younger students to learn?
In this book, you'll explore what Michael F. Opitz and Michael P. Ford have discovered about planning lessons that engage students and enable them to truly enjoy learning.
The authors outline key findings from research on motivation and engagement and offer real-life teaching examples from various grades.
They show how to systematically propel students to enjoy using their minds every day—and to view themselves as confident learners ready to take on the challenges of the world.
Engaging Minds in the Classroom is a must-read for any educator who understands that developing students' love of learning is the catalyst for achievement at every level.
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MICHAEL F. OPITZ is professor emeritus of reading education at the University of Northern Colorado, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses. An author and literacy consultant, Opitz provides inservice and staff development sessions and presents at state and international conferences and also works with elementary school teachers to plan, teach, and evaluate lessons focused on different aspects of literacy. Read more
MICHAEL P. FORD, a former Title I reading and 1st grade teacher, is chair of the Department of Literacy and Language at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. Ford is the author of five books and more than 30 articles, and is senior author of the core reading series LEAD 21. He has worked with teachers both throughout the U.S. and in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, South America, and Central America. Read more
assessment | educational policy | student engagement | student motivation | teacher motivation
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