In this new and updated edition of What Every Teacher Should Know About Student Motivation, Donna Walker Tileston offers teachers brain-friendly strategies for motivating and challenging even the most at-risk or reluctant students.
Informed by current research on the plasticity of the brain, and new insights on the relationship between culture and student motivation, Tileston's model provides teachers with the information and strategies they need to get to the root of motivation problems and facilitate increased engagement and student achievement in their classrooms.
Donna Walker Tileston is a veteran teacher and administrator. She is currently the president of Strategic Teaching and Learning, a consulting firm that provides services to schools throughout the United States and worldwide. Donna's publications include Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies (2000), which has been on Corwin's bestseller list since its first year in print, in addition to the ten-volume award-winning series What Every Teacher Should Know, now in its second edition. Other recent titles are Teaching Strategies for Active Learning (2006), Teaching Strategies that Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests (2008), and Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap (2009). Donna received her BA from the University of North Texas, her MA from East Texas State University, and her EdD from Texas A & M University-Commerce. She may be reached at www.whateveryteachershouldknow.com