Straightforward answers to the most frequently asked questions about motivating students are available from the Teaching Effectiveness Program at University of Oregon.
Todd Zakrajsek, Director, Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, spoke to IPFW faculty in Fall 2007 on the topic of using psychological principles to overcome apathy in the classroom. Download materials from the sessions. A video of the conference is available for check-out from the CELT Library.
Teaching strategies for Motivating Students from the University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.
Tips for motivating students to do their best work from the UC Berkeley Compendium of teaching tips.