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The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-Out Child

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Any child can be motivated to learn.

"If he only would apply himself..."

"She can do it if she puts her mind to it."

"He just doesn't seem to care."

"She's just not trying."

Motivation is the key to learning. But very few parents and teachers have an effective arsenal of techniques at their disposal. Enter educator and acclaimed author Rick Lavoie, who arms all those who deal with children with proven, effective tools and strategies they can use to encourage any child to learn and achieve success.

Lavoie's practical, innovative approach begins with a quiz that helps a parent or teacher identify — using six different possible models — a child's motivational style.

  • Is she motivated by power?
  • Does he need prestige?
  • Does praise mean a lot to this child?
  • Does contact with other people inspire this child?
  • Does he like to do projects?
  • Does she enjoy receiving prizes?
  • He then explores each motivational style in depth, presenting proven techniques, strategies, and scripts that can be used in the classroom and at home to break through a child's apathy and discouragement and inspire him to succeed and achieve.

    Along the way, Lavoie explodes some common myths about motivation: for instance, he demonstrates that rewards, punishment, and competition are not effective motivational tools. He gives specific advice throughout for parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities and provides detailed instructions for how to create a motivated classroom. He outlines the parent's role, the teacher's role, and suggests ways in which they can work together to encourage children to reach their potential. The book's final chapter, "What Does Madison Avenue Know...That Maple Street Elementary School Doesn't," reveals what parents and teachers can learn from some of the most powerful motivators in our children's world: advertisers.

    With empathy and understanding, backed by decades of experience in the classroom, Rick Lavoie gives parents and teachers the key to unlock any child's enthusiasm and responsiveness. The Motivation Breakthrough will revolutionize the way parents, teachers, and professionals reach out to and motivate all children.

Synopsis:

The Motivation Breakthrough explores proven techniques and strategies—based on six possible motivational styles—that will revolutionize the way teachers and parents inspire kids with learning disabilities to succeed and achieve.

Backed by decades of experience in the classroom, educator and acclaimed author Rick Lavoie explodes common myths and gives specific advice for motivating children with learning disabilities. He outlines parents’ and teachers’ roles, suggesting ways in which they can work together to encourage any child to reach his or her potential. Finally, he reveals what we can learn from some of the most powerful motivators in the world: advertisers. With empathy and understanding, Lavoie offers parents and teachers the key to unlocking enthusiasm and responsiveness, proving any child can be motivated to learn.

About the Author

Richard Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed., has worked as a teacher and headmaster at residential special education facilities for the past thirty years. He holds three degrees in special education and serves as a consultant to several agencies and organizations. The father of three adult children, he lives with his wife in Barnstable, Massachusetts. He welcomes visitors to his website at <>

Table of Contents

Contents Preface xiii

Part I

Understanding and Fostering Student Motivation

1. Student Motivation: What It Is and What It Is Not 3

2. The Motivating Classroom 51

3. One Size Does Not Fit All: The Eight Forces of Motivation 97

4. The Child Motivated by Praise 117

5. The Child Motivated by Power 141

6. The Child Motivated by Projects 173

7. The Child Motivated by Prestige 187

8. The Child Motivated by Prizes 209

9. The People-Oriented Child 229

10. Implementing the 6 P's in the Classroom 251

Part II

It Takes a Village to Motivate a Child

11. The Role of the Parent in Student Motivation 259

12. The Parent's Involvement in Academic Issues 287

13. Explaining Learning Disabilities to Your Child 309

14. Household Chores and Work Ethic 321

15. The Teacher's Role in Facilitating Parental Involvement 331

16. What Does Madison Avenue Know...

That Maple Street Elementary School Doesn't? 343

Afterword 371

Recommended Reading 377

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743289610
Author:
Lavoie, Richard
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Subject:
Educational Psychology
Subject:
Children with Special Needs
Subject:
Learning, psychology of
Subject:
Motivation in education
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Education
Subject:
learning disorders; how to study; motivation for difficult students; help my child learn; learning styles; special education; It s So Much Work to Be Your Friend; tune-out child; tuned-out kid; help my kid learn;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 15.33 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The Motivation Breakthrough explores proven techniques and strategies—based on six possible motivational styles—that will revolutionize the way teachers and parents inspire kids with learning disabilities to succeed and achieve.

Backed by decades of experience in the classroom, educator and acclaimed author Rick Lavoie explodes common myths and gives specific advice for motivating children with learning disabilities. He outlines parents’ and teachers’ roles, suggesting ways in which they can work together to encourage any child to reach his or her potential. Finally, he reveals what we can learn from some of the most powerful motivators in the world: advertisers. With empathy and understanding, Lavoie offers parents and teachers the key to unlocking enthusiasm and responsiveness, proving any child can be motivated to learn.

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