Leadership Management: Motivation guides

23rd January 2004 at 00:00

Motivation for Teens
By DS Grant
Upwards Publishing pound;8.95

That Attitude Book
By Graham Pepper
Inner Direction pound;5

Head of Department's Pocketbook
By Brin Best and Will Thomas
Teacher's Pocketbooks pound;6.99

A new year is always a good time to recharge motivation levels. More than any other genre, self-help books need to exude a positive attitude. After all, if the author seems to lack confidence, what hope does the reader have? Here are three books aimed at making us or our students more organised and motivated.

The back of DS Grant's Motivation for Teens gives the author a big build-up: "The writer has a finger on the pulse of teenage angst, teenage culture and psychology. Be prepared for interaction and amusement

Graham Pepper's That Attitude Book is a work of undoubted self-belief. In fact, so determined was the author to get the book published that he did it himself. It's an interesting compendium of homilies, quotations, brain theory and popular psychology.

The Head of Department's Pocketbook is one of a new series aimed at people with busy lives, namely teachers. Other titles include Accelerated Learning, Mentoring and ICT in the Classroom. This one is not exactly a motivational book, but rather a handy checklist of tips and ideas on relevant topics.

Geoff Barton is headteacher at King Edward VI School, Suffolknbsp;nbsp; nbsp;

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