Understanding Apathy, Engagement, and Motivation in the Classroom

By Adam Chamberlin and Sveti Matejic

In Quit Point: Understanding Apathy, Engagement, and Motivation in the Classroom, authors Chamberlin and Matejic present a new way of approaching those issues. The Quit Point–their theory on how, why, and when people quit and how to stop quitting before it happens–will transform how teachers reach the potential of each and every student.

Quit Point reveals:

  • How to confront apathy and build student engagement
  • How to differentiate learning for all levels,
  • The best way to plan and assess learning to discourage quitting
  • Interventions to challenge students to keep going
  • How to experience a happier, more fulfilling, teaching experience
  • Applications and toolkits to help you address Quit Point, starting tomorrow

Customer Review

This book encourages us to look at determination, resilience, and success in different and more inclusive ways. It also reminds us that even successful people sometimes need to change direction- or quit- if the path they are on is not working. We all have limited time and energy and we need to make choices that best help us towards our goals. If educators approach their students as the individuals they are (as Maria Montessori reminded us- "follow the child"!) we will recognize that they have unique challenges as well as strengths and we can therefore better help them realize their potential. I particularly appreciated the focus on active learning that looks at students as more than a collection of test scores. Rubrics included in the book are useful tools for shifting attention to areas like "student ownership", "collaboration", and "task value". This book can help educators reframe their practice and with the rubrics at the end of each chapter, give a clear guideline on how to do this.



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