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The Will to Learn

Cultivating Student Motivation Without Losing Your Own
First Edition
By: Dave Stuart Jr.

Do the work. Do it with care. These inspirational guideposts will help us all build a world in which our schools can be both productive and humane.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071884744
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Teaching Essentials
  • Year: 2023
  • Page Count: 280
  • Publication date: April 28, 2023

Price: $29.95



Do the work. Do it with care.

This is a book about love. That is, the active, earnest, and intelligent pursuit of our neighbors’ good. Teachers embody this kind of love; we seek and serve the wholeness of others.

At the center of this love lies Dave Stuart Jr.’s philosophy that every teacher of every subject area in our schools has the potential to enrich students’ lives long term through the power of student motivation. From art and physical education to science and social studies—schools can make good on their promise, and this book will show you how. Join Stuart in this personal journey by tackling student motivation through

  • The Five Key Beliefs of credibility, value, effort, efficacy, and belonging
  • Ten strategies for incorporating the Five Key Beliefs into everyday teaching
  • Tactics to overcome common struggles for each strategy
  • A companion website with additional resources, videos, and downloadables

Do the work. Do it with care. These inspirational guideposts will help us all build a world in which our schools can be both productive and humane.



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Dave Stuart Jr.

Dave Stuart Jr. is a husband and father who teaches high school in Cedar Springs, MI. His blog, DaveStuartJr.com, is read by over 50,000 educators each month, and his bestselling These 6 Things: How to Focus Your Teaching on What Matters Most has been cherished by teachers and leaders around the world. Dave is also an accomplished creator of professional development experiences, having led hundreds of impactful experiences for teachers in every US state and multiple countries abroad.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Prologue: A Book About Love

Chapter 1: On the Teaching of Souls Toward Long-Term Flourishing

Chapter 2: The Five Key Beliefs: How They Work





Conclusion: Healers of Souls

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