In this interview with Amol Padwad, he talks about motivation and how this affects teachers ability and desire to engage with professional development. He discusses some of the contexts that can affect motivation, focus on positive and negative contexts and expands on ideas from his talk about how teachers can take responsibility for their own development.

Amol Padwad's talk at the Teacher Educator Conference 2015 looks at the theme of sustaining and enhancing the quality of teachers and how this is intrinsically related to how they continue to grow, which in turn depends on their motivation for professional development. Amol highlights limitations in conventional thinking about teacher motivation and draws on recent developments in conceptualizing motivation. He presents lessons and insights towards a better understanding of and promoting teachers' motivation for professional development.

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Amol's talk will be available to watch online soon

Your professional development: With each interview, we are asking our viewers to think about their own professional development. Below is a question for you to think about and answer. You can use these questions as a basis for discussion with colleagues or add a comment below.

For discussion: A lot of motivation stems from teachers having control over their development – what steps can teachers take to ensure that, as much as possible, they are taking responsibility for how they develop as teachers?

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