Strategies to Motivate Your Bored Students and Energize Them to Learn

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In their new ASCD book, Engaging Minds in the Classroom: The Surprising Power of Joy, authors Michael Opitz and Michael Ford share discoveries 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 and strategies to bring joy to the classroom. Opitz and Ford give particular care to the noncognitive factors that are important in a whole child approach to education.

In the below excerpt, taken from chapter one, you will dive into why engagement and motivation are such a big concern for educators.

Want to read more? Stop by ascd.org to for sample chapters and to learn more about this publication. You can purchase this book online in print and e-book formats in the ASCD Online Store.

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