Essential 55 Rules for Success in the Classroom from Ron Clark, former Teacher of the Year.

Increasing Student Engagement and Motivation: From Time on Task to Homework - This informative publication from NWREL provides a synthesis of the research as well as strategies and suggestions on the topic.

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation - This resouce is from the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching

Motivation Breakthrough - This website contains resources from Richard Lavoie, including many downloadable articles on the topics of motivation and learning. Click here to read an interview with Richard Lavoie from USA Today that includes Rick's "6 P's of Motivation."

Motivation to Learn: An Overview - This site provides a summary of theories of motivation from an Educational Pyschology perspective.

Tips for motivating students from Tools for Teachers by Barbara Gross Davis (Josey Bass)


Stuff from Dr. Curtis Chandler (Check out Curtis' Blog here)

Nice Research Overview

What Kids Say Really Motivates Them to Read

A few Podcasts on the Topic...

Working to Reach the Reluctant Reader

Improving and Assessing Teens' Engagement in Literacy Activities

Hunting and Gathering-- Getting the Right Books in the Hands of Students


-Curtis Chandler