The purpose of this website is to provide teachers with a resource page for identifying professional organizations, professional journals, and sources of inspiration for creating or maintaining motivation for teaching.
Teachers are almost always exposed to content about student motivation, as they should be. However, very few teachers are provided with any instruction on teacher motivation, i.e., how does one get motivated or maintain one’s motivation for teaching?
As an Educational Psychology professor I was challenged with this omission. I teach aspiring teachers about student motivation and I have a plethora of resources to draw from on the topic. Every Educational Psychology text has one or two chapters on student motivation. However, I have yet to identify an Educational Psychology textbook (or any Educational textbook) that has a chapter or even a section on teacher motivation.
Over the past five years I have offered my students a limited presentation on teacher motivation. Most of the content has been borrowed from my experiences with teaching of psychology resources and teaching in higher education literature. I encourage students in my classes to:
Because some of what I recommend has to do with identifying resources I have endeavored to create and maintain a website with lists of: