Who is the best teacher: the highly motivated individual with the personal drive to make a difference in the lives of the pupils he or she teaches, or the teacher for whom teaching is just the job that pays the bills?
The answer is obvious. But less obvious is the answer to the question, how can one motivate a teacher who no longer believes that it is possible to make a difference.
A lot of research has been undertaken which successfully explains what motivates teachers to teach. Answers have begun to emerge. It is the way in which the teachers perceive the headteacher and other managers that determines how motivated they are in the classroom. From this observation, repeated in school after school, it has become clear that motivating teachers is not that difficult, providing this basic premise is accepted.
Teacher Motivation provides clear and detailed guidance on the ways in which teachers can be motivated through a teacher centred approach to school management. The approach has the great benefit that it generates ever increasing levels of school improvement without the spending of any additional money. Using this method school improvements begin within months of the teacher centred programme being initiated.
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