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Motivated to Learn

Decreasing Challenging Student Behaviors and Increasing Academic Engagement

By: Staci M. Zolkoski, Calli Lewis Chiu, Mandy E. Lusk

Classroom management can be a challenge without the right skills. With the straightforward strategies gained from Motivated to Learn, motivate and engage your students to actively participate in learning while equipping them to better focus in the classroom.

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Your guide to evidence-based practices for effective classroom management

Imagine a day in the classroom where you can devote all your energy to student learning instead of battling challenging behavior. In Motivated to Learn, you will gain evidence-based approaches for engaging students and equipping them to better focus in the classroom. With this book’s straightforward strategies, you can learn to motivate all your students to actively participate in learning.

PreK–12 educators will:

  • Discover the root causes of challenging behavior
  • Learn how to implement student choices in the classroom
  • Explore self-monitoring as a way to improve social behavior and academic success
  • Examine precorrection as a way to be proactive in the classroom when it comes to challenging behaviors

Related Topics

Classroom Management & BehaviorResponse to InterventionStudent Engagement

Additional Information

Product Code: BKG037, EKF599

ISBN: 9781952812835

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 208

“This book provides educators with the tools to effectively support and understand students with challenging behaviors. Teachers of all seasons of their careers will find evidence-based solutions to better manage student behaviors. This is the book that educators have been seeking to make an impact and help all students.”

Vivian Rodriguez, program administrator, Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities, Whittier Area Cooperative Special Education Program

“This is a must-read book for preservice and in-service teachers to create positive classroom environments and manage student behavior. The evidence-based practices for preventing problem behaviors are practical and user friendly, making this book a fabulous resource for prospective, new, and veteran teachers. I highly recommend it.”

Mitchell Yell, Fred and Francis Lester Palmetto Chair of Teacher Education, University of South Carolina

“This book is timely, relevant, and practical. The authors have provided multiple key tools for all stakeholders to be successful in improving achievement and motivation in students exhibiting challenging behaviors inside and outside of the school environment.”

Nancy J. Petolick, instructional coach, Sandbrock Ranch Elementary, Aubrey, Texas

“This book provides much-needed guidance for educators managing challenging student behaviors by illustrating a range of evidence-based approaches teachers can use to promote academic engagement and positive classroom behavior. Educators who incorporate its principles into their classroom-management toolbox will ensure a positive and supportive classroom environment for all students.”

Colin King, director, Mary J. Wright Child and Youth Development Clinic, London, Ontario, Canada

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