Handbook of Research on Student Engagement

Author: Sandra L. Christenson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461420187

Category: Psychology

Page: 840

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For more than two decades, the concept of student engagement has grown from simple attention in class to a construct comprised of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral components that embody and further develop motivation for learning. Similarly, the goals of student engagement have evolved from dropout prevention to improved outcomes for lifelong learning. This robust expansion has led to numerous lines of research across disciplines and are brought together clearly and comprehensively in the Handbook of Research on Student Engagement. The Handbook guides readers through the field’s rich history, sorts out its component constructs, and identifies knowledge gaps to be filled by future research. Grounding data in real-world learning situations, contributors analyze indicators and facilitators of student engagement, link engagement to motivation, and gauge the impact of family, peers, and teachers on engagement in elementary and secondary grades. Findings on the effectiveness of classroom interventions are discussed in detail. And because assessing engagement is still a relatively new endeavor, chapters on measurement methods and issues round out this important resource. Topical areas addressed in the Handbook include: Engagement across developmental stages. Self-efficacy in the engaged learner. Parental and social influences on engagement and achievement motivation. The engaging nature of teaching for competency development. The relationship between engagement and high-risk behavior in adolescents. Comparing methods for measuring student engagement. An essential guide to the expanding knowledge base, the Handbook of Research on Student Engagement serves as a valuable resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in such varied fields as clinical child and school psychology, educational psychology, public health, teaching and teacher education, social work, and educational policy.
Best Practice in Motivation and Management in the Classroom

Author: Dennis G. Wiseman

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398085049

Category: Classroom management

Page: 317

View: 967

This text offers practical information and vicarious practice for both beginning as well as veteran teachers to become more knowledgeable, skilled, and effective in their work. Through study, application of what has been studied, and the analysis and evaluation of the end result of this application, teachers who care to improve can improve. And, teachers who are already successful in their teaching can be even more successful. Effective teachers are active learners themselves. This text therefore provides a specific context and focus for this active learning in the areas of student motivation and classroom management which are considered critical for best practice in teaching in classrooms today. The book reviews appropriate strategies when responding to specific types of student misbehavior and also discusses zero tolerance policies, expulsion, teaching special students, addressing diversity, violence, school uniforms, and drug abuse as related to management and motivation. It is highlighted with supporting case study examples, question and activity sections by chapter, and a helpful glossary. Also provided is an overview of ten popular models for classroom management with the theorists associated with their development. By reading this book, teachers will get their students to achieve at high levels in demonstrating what they have learned through the application of the most important, intertwined areas of motivation and classroom management.
Motivational Interviewing in Schools

Author: Keith C. Herman, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826130730

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 344

One of the greatest challenges for mental health and other professionals in school settings is to get students, families, and staff willing to partake of and engaged in their services. This is the first book on applying motivational interviewing (MI) is a powerful, evidence-based technique for facilitating behavior change throughout the school environment to help psychologists, counselors and other school-based professionals to improve the effectiveness of their practice. Based on encouraging research on the value of MI in K-12 settings, this practical book explains the basic elements of MI theory and demonstrates, step-by-step, how the four-stage process of engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning can be used with the families of students who need psychological or counseling services, teachers who need consultation and support to improve classroom management, and the students themselves. The book discusses barriers to readiness to change and describes how to foster engagement and compliance with school services to increase the likelihood that positive change will occur. It also describes how MI can be used to increase the effectiveness of inter-professional teams in school settings, along with ways in which MI can be integrated into and build support for already established programs. Richly illustrated with examples of using MI as a strategy for promoting everyday conversations about change--the nucleus of MI practice--the book also includes case studies and sample handouts for mental health professionals, students, family members, and teachers. Key Features: Demonstrates how to apply motivational interviewing to the K-12 environment to help school professionals improve effectiveness Explains the four-stage process of engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning Shows how MI can be used with children, their families, and teachers to facilitate change Describes how MI can be integrated into other established programs Includes plentiful case studies and examples of MI as a strategy for promoting everyday conversations about change
Essentials of Organizational Behavior

Author: Terri A. Scandura

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506388458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 726

View: 561

The tools you need to manage and lead. Concise, practical, and based on the best available research, Essentials of Organizational Behavior: An Evidence-Based Approach, Second Edition equips students with the necessary skills to become effective leaders and managers. Author Terri A. Scandura uses an evidence-based approach to introduce students to new models proven to enhance the well-being, motivation, and productivity of people in the work place. Experiential exercises, self-assessments, and a variety of real-world cases and examples provide students with ample opportunity to apply OB concepts and hone their critical thinking abilities. A Complete Teaching & Learning Package SAGE Premium Video Included in the interactive eBook! SAGE Premium Video tools and resources boost comprehension and bolster analysis. Watch this video on Leadership and Motivation for a preview. Learn more. Interactive eBook Includes access to SAGE Premium Video, multimedia tools, and much more! Save when you bundle the interactive eBook with the new edition. Order using bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-2108-0. Learn more. SAGE coursepacks FREE! Easily import our quality instructor and student resource content into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Learn more. SAGE edge FREE online resources for students that make learning easier. See how your students benefit.
International Encyclopedia of Public Health

Author: William C Cockerham

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128037089

Category: Medical

Page: 4470

View: 294

International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Second Edition is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this new edition combines complementary scientific fields of inquiry, linking biomedical research with the social and life sciences to address the three major themes of public health research, disease, health processes, and disciplines. This book helps readers solve real-world problems in global and local health through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach. Covering all dimensions of the field, from the details of specific diseases, to the organization of social insurance agencies, the articles included cover the fundamental research areas of health promotion, economics, and epidemiology, as well as specific diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and reproductive health. Additional articles on the history of public health, global issues, research priorities, and health and human rights make this work an indispensable resource for students, health researchers, and practitioners alike. Provides the most comprehensive, high-level, internationally focused reference work available on public health Presents an invaluable resource for both researchers familiar with the field and non-experts requiring easy-to-find, relevant, global information and a greater understanding of the wider issues Contains interdisciplinary coverage across all aspects of public health Incorporates biomedical and health social science issues and perspectives Includes an international focus with contributions from global domain experts, providing a complete picture of public health issues
Fostering Independent Learning

Author: Virginia Smith Harvey

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593854515

Category: Education

Page: 273

View: 436

Accessible, practical, and empowering, this book gives school professionals the tools to put students in charge of their own learning. Going beyond traditional "study skills" guides that focus on the mechanics of homework completion and test taking, the authors address the underlying psychological factors that influence academic success and lifelong learning. They provide step-by-step guidance and data-based interventions for helping each student develop a repertoire of problem-solving strategies in the areas of motivation, emotional responses to learning, behavior, time management, organization, memory, reading, writing, math, and more. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the volume includes dozens of reproducible handouts and forms. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.
Nutrition Education: Linking Research, Theory, and Practice

Author: Isobel R. Contento

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781284168921

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 749

View: 815

Each new print copy of Nutrition Education, Fourth Edition includes access to the Navigate Companion Website which includes worksheets in writable PDF format, practice quizzes, interactive flashcards, and interactive glossary. The fourth edition of Nutrition Education: Linking Research, Theory, and Practice provides a straightforward, user-friendly model for designing effective nutrition education programs that address the personal and environmental factors affecting individuals' food choices and assists them in adopting healthy behaviors throughout their lifetime. Built around the six-step DESIGN process, the Fourth Edition integrated research, theory, and practice and provides advice and direction on designing, implementing, and evaluating theory-based nutrition education. This text is divided into three parts: • Part I describes the key elements of success for nutrition education, as well as the major theories that can be used in nutrition education intervention. • Part II features
Teaching Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Dianne Zager

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000731064

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 641

Teaching Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder supports teachers in preparing secondary students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to succeed in school, work and beyond. Focused on enabling students to successfully pursue further education and meaningful career paths, chapters incorporate person-centered, student-directed planning into instructional programming throughout the text. Featuring helpful vignettes to demonstrate concepts in action, curriculum areas address community living skills, academics, social communication and interaction, and career preparation. Grounded in current research and Universal Design for Learning practices, this guide is an essential resource for educators, therapists, and anyone seeking to create fluid, adaptable programs for students with autism spectrum disorders.