First Advisor

Henderson, Russell E.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Education


School of Education and Counseling

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access



Number of Pages

78 pages


Instructional Practices that Teachers can use to Build Motivation in the Classroom All children enter school with the ability to learn but not all possess a desire to want to learn. As a result, teachers are now faced with the daunting task of creating a learning environment that fosters the development of academic motivation and achievement. Therefore, it is imperative that educators implement various strategies to increase students?˜ willingness to learn before this lack of motivation leads to significant academic and behavioral problems. This research project uses insights from the leading researchers in the field of motivation to develop a menu of options to help teachers increase and enhance academic motivation in the classroom. The implications of these research based best practices to help build student motivation are discussed.

Date of Award

Fall 2007

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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