Motivated Teaching

Motivated Teaching : Harnessing the science of motivation to boost attention and effort in the classroom

"It's not easy to write a book that is simultaneously brief, packed with ideas, and clear, but Peps has done it." Daniel Willingham, Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia

This book is for teachers and school leaders interested in understanding what motivation for learning is, how it works, and how to build it in the classroom.

From the author of Memorable Teaching, this latest instalment in the High Impact Teaching series stitches together the best available evidence from multiple fields -- including behavioural economics, evolutionary psychology and motivation science -- to create a concise, coherent and actionable framework that you can use to help your pupils care more about and put more effort into your lessons.

Motivated Teaching has been carefully constructed to be a highly efficient reading experience. It is short, sparse and you should be able to read it in about an hour.



Act I: Foundations

Why motivation?The mechanics of motivationThe motivation for learning framework

Act II: Drivers

1. Secure success2. Run routines3. Nudge norms4. Build belonging5. Boost buy-in


Praise for Motivated Teaching

"All I can say is that it was everything I'd hoped for and more." Jon Hutchinson, Assistant Head at Reach & Visiting Fellow at Ambition

"Another absolute gem from Peps Mccrea." Helene Galdin-O'Shea, English teacher & researchED organiser

"This is a hugely important book for teachers and school leaders." Josh Goodrich, Assistant Principal at OASB & CEO at Steplab


Praise for other books in the High Impact Teaching series

"A great little book for teachers based on robust evidence." Carl Hendrick, Head of Learning and Research at Wellington College

"Things that make teachers' lives simpler like this are few and far between." Doug Lemov, Author of Teach Like a Champion

"I doubt you'll find an education book with more useful insights per minute of reading time." Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at UCL

"I can't remember when I have ever read a book that takes such complex ideas and communicates them with sophistication and simplicity." Oliver Caviglioli, Education author & information designer

"A truly excellent book which sets out the science behind learning with remarkable clarity." Mark Enser, Head of Geography at Heathfield Community College

  • Format: Paperback | 130 pages
  • Dimensions: 133 x 203 x 7mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 15 Sep 2020
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Language: English
  • ISBN10: 1717367208
  • ISBN13: 9781717367204
  • Bestsellers rank: 124,692

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