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MOTIVATION FOR LEARNING

Involving Special Staff Teams


(Problem-Solving)Part I
by
Dr. Isreal Eady, Principal
Anne Street Elementary School
Griffin, GA
Views on Motivation for Learning
Counseling helps with motivation.

Help satisfy basic needs to motivate.
Dr. William Glasser
All students can learn if motivated to
do so.
Mission: Involve staff teams in
motivation for all learners.

Motivation is a Team Problem-
Solving role in the school.

Special Staff Teams to Involve in
Motivation for all learners

* Counselorsinvolve all teachers
* The School Curriculum Specialist
* The School Psychologist


Celebrate Staff Success
Principal, Dr. Eady celebrated the team of 1
st

grade teacher-counselors for motivating their
grade level as the Most Improved on the ITBS
for 1999-2000.
Initial Reflection Question
Why should special staff teams be involved with
teachers in motivation for learning ?

Comments: Special staff teams, especially
counselors can reinforce academic focus. They
should be involved with teachers as teams in
academic celebrations to help communicate that
learning is highly valued in the school, which is
important as a hidden curriculum.

Motivation for All Learners
Involving Special Staff Teams
(Problem-Solving)--Part II

BASIC CONCEPTMotivation involves
counseling and satisfying 5 basic needs:
survival, love, power, freedom, and fun.
REFLECTION QUESTION: How would you
involve special staff teams in meeting needs
to motivate all learners?


Teacher Awards
Dr. B.W., Head District Psychologist teamed with Principal,
Dr. E. in celebrating Teacher, Mrs. R. B. for success in
counseling and motivating her class to achieve the Most
Improved Scores on the ITBS for 1999-2000.

Mrs. L. H. was celebrated for counseling and
motivating her class to achieve Significant
Improvement on the ITBS for 1999-2000.
Mrs. N. C. was celebrated for counseling and
motivating her class to achieve Significant
Improvement on the ITBS for 1999-2000.



Ending Reflection Question:
What problem-solving affect do you
expect from involving special staff
teams in motivation for all learners?

Comments: Caring is promoted through team
services. All learners are motivated to
achieve when they feel cared for as people by
special staff teams for relationship-building.