Books for Parents & Professionals

FOR PROFESSIONALS

"Building Classroom Success: Eliminating Academic Fear and Failure"

(Continuum, 2010)

 

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CHAPTER 1. ACHIEVEMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY

CHAPTER 2. SUCCESS SEEKERS

CHAPTER 3. FEAR, FAILURE, AND SELF-ESTEEM

CHAPTER 4. SELF-ESTEEM PROTECTION

CHAPTER 5. SELF-HANDICAPPING

CHAPTER 6. DEFENSIVE PESSIMISM AND DEFENSIVE OPTIMISM

CHAPTER 7. DISENGAGEMENT AND HELPLESSNESS

CHAPTER 8. OVERSTRIVING AND PERFECTIONISM

CHAPTER 9. FEAR OF SUCCESS AND SUCCESS AVOIDANCE

CHAPTER 10. COURAGEOUS AND CONSTRUCTIVE VIEWS OF POOR PERFORMANCE

CHAPTER 11. DEVELOPING BROADLY-BASED SELF-ESTEEM

CHAPTER 12. EFFECTIVELY DEALING WITH COMPETITION

CHAPTER 13. REDUCING AVOIDANCE AND INCREASING SUCCESS ORIENTATION

CHAPTER 14. DEVELOPING HEALTHY VIEWS OF COMPETENCE

CHAPTER 15. DEVELOPING ROCK-SOLID SELF-ESTEEM

CHAPTER 16. RUNNING YOUR OWN RACE

CHAPTER 17. SEIZING CONTROL

CHAPTER 18. EMPOWERING BELIEFS ABOUT CAUSE AND EFFECT

CHAPTER 19. TEACHER TIP WRAP-UP

CHAPTER 20. GOOD TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS

 

FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS


"How to Motivate Your Child For School and Beyond"

(Bantam, 2003)

 

 

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CHAPTER 1. RAISING HAPPY LEARNERS

CHAPTER 2. BOOSTERS, MUFFLERS AND GUZZLERS

CHAPTER 3. INCREASING YOUR CHILD’S SELF-BELIEF

CHAPTER 4: BUILDING YOUR CHILD’S SENSE OF CONTROL

CHAPTER 5: INCREASING YOUR CHILD’S BELIEF IN SCHOOL

CHAPTER 6: INCREASING YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING FOCUS

CHAPTER 7: ASSISTING YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOLWORK AND STUDY

CHAPTER 8: ENHANCING YOUR CHILD’S PERSISTENCE

CHAPTER 9: REDUCING YOUR CHILD’S TEST ANXIETY

CHAPTER 10: REDUCING YOUR CHILD’S FEAR OF FAILURE

CHAPTER 11: RE-ENGAGING THE DISENGAGED CHILD

CHAPTER 12. BUILDING A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR CHILD

CHAPTER 13. MOTIVATING BOYS

CHAPTER 14. MOTIVATING THE GIFTED AND TALENTED

 

FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS


"How to Help Your Child Fly Through Life: The 20 Big Issues"

(Bantam, 2005)

 

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ISSUE # 1: CHILDCARE AND PRE-SCHOOL

ISSUE # 2: STARTING SCHOOL: TO DELAY OR NOT TO DELAY ENTRY

ISSUE # 3: PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR SCHOOL

ISSUE # 4: GETTING YOUR CHILD INTO READING (AND WRITING)

ISSUE # 5: SELECTIVE SCHOOLS AND OTHER SELECTIVE ENVIRONMENTS

ISSUE # 6: SINGLE-SEX AND CO-EDUCATIONAL SCHOOLING

ISSUE # 7: CHOOSING OR CHANGING A SCHOOL

ISSUE # 8: COACHING FOR ENTRANCE AND APTITUDE TESTS

ISSUE # 9: TUTORING FOR HELP WITH SCHOOLWORK

ISSUE # 10: HOMEWORK

ISSUE # 11: EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (INCLUDING PART-TIME WORK)

ISSUE # 12: MOTIVATING YOUR CHILD

ISSUE # 13: HELPING YOUR CHILD DEAL WITH SETBACK and CHALLENGE

ISSUE # 14: MEETING THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF BOYS AND GIRLS

ISSUE # 15: PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR BIG EXAMS

ISSUE # 16: CHOOSING SCHOOL SUBJECTS

ISSUE # 17: CHOOSING A CAREER

ISSUE # 18: FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING AFTER SCHOOL

ISSUE # 19: WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CHILD DOESN'T GET INTO UNI/COLLEGE

ISSUE # 20: HAVING A GAP YEAR (A YEAR OFF AFTER SCHOOL)

 

ADDITIONAL READING:

SELECTION OF RECENT RESEARCH USING THE MOTIVATION AND ENGAGEMENT SCALE (OR THE MOTIVATION AND ENGAGEMENT WORKBOOK)

Bodkin-Andrews, G.H., Denson, N., & Bansel, P. (2013). Teacher racism, academic self-concept, and multiculturation: Investigating adaptive and maladaptive relations with academic disengagement and self-sabotage for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australian students. Australian Psychologist, 48, 226-237. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-9544.2012.00069.x

Bugler, M., McGeown, S.P., & St Clair-Thompson, H. (in press). Gender differences in adolescents’ academic motivation and classroom behavior. Educational Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2013.849325  

Liem, G.A.D., & Martin, A.J., (2012). The Motivation and Engagement Scale: Theoretical framework, psychometric properties, and applied yields. Australian Psychologist, 47, 3-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00049.x 

Martin, A.J. (2005). Exploring the effects of a youth enrichment program on academic motivation and engagement. Social Psychology of Education, 8, 179-206. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11218-004-6487-0

Martin, A.J., (2007). Examining a multidimensional model of student motivation and engagement using a construct validation approach. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 77, 413-440, http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/000709906X118036

Martin, A.J. (2008). Enhancing student motivation and engagement: The effects of a multidimensional intervention. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 33, 239-269. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2006.11.003

Martin, A.J., (2009). Motivation and engagement across the academic life span: A developmental construct validity study of elementary school, high school, and university/college students. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 69, 794-824. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0013164409332214

Martin, A.J., Anderson, J., Bobis, J., Way, J., & Vellar, R. (2012). Switching on and switching off in mathematics: An ecological study of future intent and disengagement among middle school students. Journal of Educational Psychology, 104, 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0025988

Martin, A.J., Papworth, B., Ginns, P., & Liem, G.A.D. (in press). Boarding school, academic motivation and engagement, and psychological well-being. American Educational Research Journal.

Nagabhushan, P. (2012). Academic motivation and engagement: An examination of its factor structure in senior school years. The European Journal of Behavioural and Social Sciences, 2, 260-277. eISSN: 2301-2218.

Plenty, S., & Heubeck, B. G. (2011). Mathematics motivation and engagement: an independent evaluation of a complex model with Australian rural high school students. Educational Research and Evaluation, 17, 283-299. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2011.622504

Plenty, S., & Heubeck, B. G. (2013). A multidimensional analysis of changes in mathematics motivation and engagement during high school. Educational Psychology, 33, 14-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2012.740199

Yeung, A. S., Barker, K., Tracey, D., & Mooney, M. (2013). School-wide positive behavior for learning: Effects of dual focus on boys’ and girls’ behavior and motivation for learning. International Journal of Educational Research, 62, 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2013.06.002