Motivating the Unmotivated | Edutopia

Motivating the Unmotivated | Edutopia. I can see how the lack of motivation can create problems in classroom. The article states Unmotivated students are unlikely to embrace classroom learning or participate in tutoring, homework help, or traditional mentoring programs.”  This is can be true even on the high school level.  Usually I will commit myself to improving the learning experience for each of these students. One way is to find something they can become interested in whether it be a project or just an experiment. I’m implementing the 20% project this year so hopefully this could help older students. I do believe mentoring  does work in these situations with younger students. At our high school (Cardinal Gibbons) we have many of our students mentoring younger students. Our sports camps during the summer have a good number of our students participating. They become the camp leaders and mentor the younger players. In Robotics we do a good deal of outreach and this will include mentoring of younger students. I believe its a two way street, older students gain as much as younger students. 

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About rippie77

Science Teacher at Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh NC.

Posted on August 7, 2015, in Article, Cardinal Gibbons High School, Teacher, Teacher Ideas. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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