This reflective volume is based on the dual notion that all students are motivated to learn and that the role of teachers is to encourage, elicit, and support this intrinsic desire to learn. Now education professionals have a practical guide to teaching students of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Whether you are a teacher, administrator, staff developer, teacher educator, or district officer, this comprehensive resource provides the tools you need to develop, implement, and maintain a culturally responsive system of teaching in any classroom or school. Authors Margery Ginsberg and Raymond Wlodkowski draw from a synthesis of research and literature on learning theories, cultural studies, and teaching practice to describe the key components of a culturally responsive school and pedagogy. They then present practical strategies for applying The Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching. This groundbreaking model can not only help teachers develop innovative teaching approaches, but also assist administrators, staff developers, and teacher educators in their efforts to foster educational renewal. Throughout the book, the authors develop numerous ideas to inspire creativity and build skills that respect the unique qualities of any classroom or school. In addition to case studies, sample lessons, and field-tested activities, the book presents guidelines to help organize school improvement initiatives, design professional development agendas, and conceptualize an effective method of evaluation. Creating Highly Motivating Classrooms for All Students is an essential guide to ensuring ongoing school renewal.Ginsberg, Margery B. is the author of 'Creating Highly Motivating Classrooms for All Students A School-Wide Approach to Powerful Teaching With Diverse Learners', published 2000 under ISBN 9780787943301 and ISBN 0787943304.