Teacher guides to understanding and improving motivation

Thank you for requesting information on how to support both your own and your student’s motivation.

Our Motivation lies at the heart of every decision we make and every success we achieve. It’s not our personality or knowledge and skills that drive us onto success – it’s our motivation.


We hope you will find these guides really useful.

As an added bonus, if you would like to receive a complimentary Motivational Map® report for one teacher and one student at your school please email sarah@plainsailingmotivation.co.uk with your name, school, telephone number and we will contact you to arrange the logins.

pupils achieving their full potential

Find out more about how we work with individuals, staff teams, senior leaders and students to measure, monitor and maintain and enhance whole school motivation and engagement.

Looking after your own wellbeing and engagement, and/or your team is crucial.  Use this guide to understand your own motivation and work in a way that supports you.

Understanding what motivates your students enables you to support them in the best way - it can help you to reach those stunts who are hard to reach, disengaged or not reaching their potential.