The table of contents gives you a nice snapshot of what the book contains. Here are the chapter titles:

**Contents**

**Preface**. In which we meet Ned Cephalus, his teachers, and their learning scientist friends

**Introducing the Motivation Equation**. In which we consider what learners value and their expectations of success

**Chapter 1**. Make sure we’re okay. In which teachers make it safe to risk a try

**Chapter 2**. See that it matters. In which students discover a reason to care

**Chapter 3**. Keep it active! In which fun, play, and surprise create a culture of curiosity

**Chapter 4**. Get us to stretch. In which students see in different ways and reach beyond their grasp

**Chapter 5**. Act like a coach. In which teachers guide practice and reinforce new skills

**Chapter 6**. Ask us to use it. In which students explain, teach, present, and perform what they learn

**Chapter 7**. Give us time to reflect. In which students think back on their learning and growth

**Chapter 8**. Have us make plans. In which students figure out where to go next

**Appendix 1**. Teachers and their lessons. In which teachers use a protocol to study learner motivation

**Appendix 2**. Resources. In which we offer practical resources for teachers

If you only have time for one chapter read Introducing the Motivation Equation (linked above) to experience what this is all about.

Though I loved the book, it is not easy for a teacher to implement given the constraints of a typical classroom. But its definitely a worthwhile goal on the road to the Wannado curriculum*.

*In my book, I define “wannado” as an excited form of “want to do.” For example, I wanted to do my math homework, fearing the consequences of not doing it, whereas I always would wannado (play) baseball in whatever form it appeared. The same for having to do something. “Haftado” is an extreme, distasteful form of “have to do.”

“Instead of making kids learn math, let’s make math kids will learn.”