Summary Of Motivation Breakthrough By Richard Lavoies

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In Richard Lavoies the Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning on the tuned-out child proves techniques and strategies based on six possible motivational styles that will revolutionize the way parents and teachers inspire kids with learning disabilities to succeed and achieve. It promotes better communication, improvement through goals, and respect of the student. It provides an idea rather than the reward system. I think the value of this book lies in teaching people that what motivates them does not necessarily motivate their kids or any other person for that matter. That some information provided for parents should be read by the teachers and some provided with practical information only for teachers to use in their classrooms should …show more content…
I felt the information in this chapter was weak as it had little to do with teaching the child academics (like all the other sections had) the chapter had buried within it, mostly information that I feel deserves to be its own chapter in and of itself as it applies to ALL children. I am referring to the teacher having respect for children and how all adults should treat children. It goes into detail about how many teachers treat children poorly and rudely and how some also practice unethical behavior. I feel that the fifteen pages dedicated to telling teachers how to better treat children deserves its own chapter that should be applied to every student. Instead of talking about how academics can be tailored to the people-oriented child, the chapter tells the teacher how to help that type of child make friends. Making friends is fine and well, but the information on teaching academics to that category of child is …show more content…
I never knew that motivations had so many components to it. Inexperienced teachers wrongly assume that what motivated them as a kid will motivate their classes. Nope wrong. If you use the wrong motivation technique it can cause a kid to back off and to lose their spark. Teachers have great power, but need to recognize it and use it in a conscious, intentional way. The author is both firm and humble and backs up his assertions with personal experiences during his past career as an educational specialist working with both average and challenged kids. I really enjoyed reading this book start to finish. I didn’t agree with every experience I think motivation very oversimplified. Realistically it’s not acceptable to “give up” on any kid, it also fails to mention that time and human resources are really limited in a classroom. It is not unreasonable to concentrate educational efforts on the more motivated kids who will benefit the most. The people who are making their best efforts need to cut themselves some slack if not every kid responds. The book could have been better if it was somewhat shorter and a little bit more organized to help busy people get those few tips and techniques that would help them the most. I felt as if it was way too many ideas and was very

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