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Motivating the Unmotivated in High School

Have you ever looked up at your classroom, and feared the zombie apocalypse was upon us? Only to realize that your students were merely bored and neglecting their assignments, not the living dead? High school students can be famously unmotivated at times, and all teachers will struggle with this at some point. Nevertheless, there are ways to combat a lack of motivation. Do you have an unmotivated student (or ten)? These resources present many approaches you can take to foster motivation.
A Collection By Katherine Waldon
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Motivating the Unmotivated in High School
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

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    Katherine Waldon says:
    This article focuses on four key elements needed in order for a student to be self-motivated. The first element listed, autonomy, seems to be the most important in my classroom.
  • Motivating Students

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    cft.vanderbilt.edu
    cft.vanderbilt.edu
    Katherine Waldon says:
    Here you will find a discussion of the pros and cons of intrinsically and extrinsically motivating your students. You will also find a discussion of the effect these have on learning styles and a good model of what intrinsically motivating a student looks like.
  • behavioradvisor.com
    behavioradvisor.com

    Strategies for Students Who Refuse to Work

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    Katherine Waldon says:
    This is an extensive and extremely valuable list of ways to motivate students. If you have an unmotivated student, read through the list when you make lesson plans and before the student enters your classroom. Staying mindful of these strategies can make a real difference in your classroom.
  • smartclassroommanagement.com
    smartclassroommanagement.com

    How To Motivate Unmotivated Students

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    Katherine Waldon says:
    Intrinsically motivated students are the type of students that love and value their work. How do we turn unmotivated students into intrinsically motivated students? According to this article, by focusing on and praising their work.
  • educationworld.com
    educationworld.com

    Motivating Strategies

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    Katherine Waldon says:
    This is a list of things a teacher can do to help improve motivation in an unmotivated student. One of the recommendations I use most is to give students a choice of assignments.