Course Description

Do you have students in your classroom who seem uninterested in school and learning? Do those same students appear to be capable of doing the work and even getting good grades? Through research and personal experiences in his classroom, the author, Larry Ferlazzo, shares an important menu of strategies to help teachers find ways to motivate students and help them want to learn. Educators, K-12, who read this book will have an immediate set of actionable strategies to create classroom conditions where students will be more successful - both academically and socially.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, educators will:

  • Understand the important differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.
  • Learn about autonomy and choice, and why those concepts are so important to students.
  • Understand Competence, including how to help students understand the importance of a growth mindset.
  • Understand the importance of relatedness as it relates to student motivation in the classroom.
  • Understand the significance of relevance and how to help all students develop a purpose for learning.
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Section Title
Book Study: The Student Motivation Handbook
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $355.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

THE STUDENT MOTIVATION HANDBOOK - 50 Ways to Boost an Intrinsic
Desire to Learn
By Larry Ferlazzo
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Teacher Study.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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