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Motivating Students Who Don’t Care, Second Edition

Proven Strategies to Engage All Learners

By: Allen N. Mendler

In the second edition of this valuable resource, Allen Mendler offers specific, practical strategies on how to reignite enthusiasm in even the most unmotivated students. Learn classroom and behavior management strategies that will help support struggling students and build positive teacher-student relationships.

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Motivating Students Who Don’t Care, Second Edition

In the second edition of this valuable resource, Allen Mendler offers both time-tested and newly developed strategies for how to reignite enthusiasm in even the most unmotivated students. Educators gain fresh ideas on how to integrate social-emotional development into daily classroom instruction, use technology and digital tools to enhance learning, and reduce the anxiety students feel in our ever-changing education environment.

  • Understand why students might be unmotivated in class and learn how to boost student engagement.
  • Examine the beliefs and five key processes for guiding and inspiring unmotivated students.
  • Learn about the importance of emphasizing effort in the classroom.
  • Learn how to build strong, trusting teacher-student relationships.

Related Topics

Classroom Management & BehaviorStudent Engagement

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Product Code: BKF970, EKF533

ISBN: 9781951075439

Published By: Solution Tree

“I love this book! In this second edition of Motivating Students Who Don’t Care, Allen Mendler has crafted another great resource that masterfully shows how to overcome the three main obstacles to learning: fear of failure, need for control, and boredom. This user-friendly resource is loaded with practical strategies to trigger effort, spark enthusiasm, develop relationships, and make the classroom a place that inspires success.”

Michele Borba, educational psychologist; author, Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine

“In Motivating Students Who Don’t Care, Second Edition, Allen Mendler offers practical strategies for inspiring students to succeed and become their best selves. This book is not just about engaging students but also shifting the mindset of adults to connect with students’ needs and interests to drive their desire to learn. Identifying unwanted behaviors and turning them into possibilities for success will motivate everyone to work harder.”

Candice A. Casey, associate director, school/university partnership office, Saginaw Valley State University

“Far too many students give up on learning and become the casualties of schooling that fails to motivate them, or more important, capture their imaginations in ways that imbue them with a sense of wonder and possibility around school subjects. In Motivating Students Who Don’t Care, Second Edition, Allen Mendler makes the case that teachers must work to ensure students stay the course of learning and offers a myriad of strategies for achieving this critical goal. His proven and practical ideas for inspiring unmotivated learners is holistic in its scope, ranging from everyday engaging teaching practices to the more complex but essential process of building trusting relationships by connecting with students on a personal level. Since all teachers struggle with motivating students, Mendler’s book will be a valuable guide to show them how it’s done!”

William G. Brozo, emeritus professor of literacy, George Mason University, Washington, DC

“Never has this resource been more pertinent than it is as students and educators transition back to into face-to-face instruction. In Motivating Students Who Don’t Care, Second Edition, Allen Mendler reminds us of the importance of the person within the personality. He does so by validating the human needs of belonging and relationships, paired with the beliefs that students are inherently capable. Packed with a plethora of practical and purposeful strategies capable of motivating even the most resistant learner, this book really meets the mark for keeping all students inspired in the classroom!”

Tammy Heflebower, author and associate, Marzano Resources and Solution Tree Press, CEO !nspire Advisory & Consulting

Motivating Students Who Don’t Care, Second Edition is a treasure trove of ideas for any teacher who wants to improve student motivation! Author Allen Mendler offers insights and strategies that are clear and practical for immediate use in the classroom. During a time when teachers are challenged more than ever to engage all learners, this resource validates the concerns many educators express about lack of student motivation and offers ways to overcome these challenges. This book is relevant for any educator who wants to be affirmed, enlightened, and inspired!”

Jan K. Hoegh, author and associate, Marzano Resources and Solution Tree Press
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