Every day, teachers face the challenge of motivating struggling learners. In this must-have book, bestselling author Barbara R. Blackburn shares how you can finally solve this problem and make your classroom a place where all students want to succeed. You'll learn practical strategies for...* understanding extrinsic and intrinsic motivation; * building a trusting relationship with students; * using praise and positive feedback effectively; * empowering students and helping them own their learning; * moving students toward a growth mindset; * communicating high expectations for students; * engaging all students in your lessons; * scaffolding so all students will want to improve; * helping students be resilient and not fear failure; and * celebrating diverse groups of students. Each chapter is filled with a variety of examples and tools that you can use immediately. Bonus: Many of the tools are also available as free eResources on our website, www.routledge.com/9781138792432, so you can easily download and print them for classroom use.