Special Resource Material Developed by the Center
Title: Engaging and Re-engaging Students and Families: Four Units for Continuing Education (cont. ed)
Description: This set of CE units provides a perspective on motivation that goes beyond mainly reinforcing and enforcing behavior. The emphasis is on:
expanding understanding of engagement, re-engagement, and intrinsic motivation in the context of school improvement and school climate highlighting strategic approaches to engagaing and re-engaging students, with special attention to avoiding over-reliance on extrinsic reinforcers and minimizing practices that can produce reactance engaging and re-engaging families by attending to differences among families and other primary caretakers with respect to resources, motivation and needs, and barriers to involvement with the school stressing that teachers can't and should not be expected to do it all alone. Rather their work needs to be embedded into a unified and comprehensive system of learning supports and that system should be built with a view to engaging and re-engaging students, families, and all the professionals who have a stake in improvng schools.
Access at: Unit I: Motivation: Time to Move Beyond Behavior Modification http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/engagei.pdf
Unit II: Strategic Approaches to Enhancing Student Engagement and Re-engagement http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/engageii.pdf
Unit III: Enhancing Family Engagement and Re-engagement http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/engageiii.pdf
Unit IV: Embedding Engagement and Re-engagement into a Unified and Comprehensive System of Student and Learning Supports http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/engageiv.pdf 618kb; 117pp