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Jonathan C. Erwin
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How can teachers connect with and motivate students to embrace learning? According to Jonathan C. Erwin, the secret lies in forging positive relationships with students by meeting their individual social-emotional needs.
Inspiring the Best in Students includes step-by-step instructions for dozens of classroom activities for grades 3–12 that help build student-teacher relationships while teaching both content and skills.
Also included is a thorough overview of William Glasser's Choice Theory and such core teaching and learning concepts as internal control psychology and total behavior.
The more students are given the freedom to make choices in a safe environment while also having fun, the more their enthusiasm for learning deepens.
By following the advice in this book, you can ensure that the students in your class will remain engaged and inspired to achieve their best.
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JOHNATHAN C. ERWIN In his 11 years as a middle and high school English teacher, Jonathan C. Erwin has also coached track and cross country and directed plays and musicals. From 1996 until 2003, he was a staff development and curriculum specialist with the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in upstate New York. Jon has been an adjunct faculty member of Elmira College and a part-time professor at Lock Haven University.
designing learning experiences | teaching
instruction | lesson plans | motivation | student motivation | student engagement
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