'Teachers everywhere should read this book: I taught for fifteen years and would have given a lot for a book like this! It not only helps you to understand children and why they do what they do, but shows you how to support them in ways that work. This is real psychology! It also encourages you to reflect on your own Teaching Style..and increase your effectiveness. Could any Teacher find a more worthwhile read? I don't think so enjoy!' - Amazon Review. Do you understand what motivates the children in your class? How can you help children to understand their own behaviour? And what effects can this have on learning? This fascinating book explores the interactions between teachers and pupils, presenting new ways of engaging young people in learning. Alan McLean's very practical approach shows teachers how to understand children's learning stances - the modes of behaviour that children bring with them to the classroom. Linking this to specific teaching methods, he shows how teachers can shape their teaching to help children learn more effectively. Chapters covers: - What makes pupils tick? - What pupils do to motivate themselves - Understanding children's emotions - What teachers can do to motivate pupils - Personality styles and how to work with them effectively - Children's learning stances.