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Posted on February 23, 2013 11:35 pm
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Zafer Unal
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What are some ways you have found to be effective when dealing with unmotivated students?
If you are asked this question in a job interview for a teaching position: What are some things you should avoid when responding to this question? What might be some important points to stress that would get the interviewer’s attention? How would you respond to this question?
 
     
     
 
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Posted April 18, 2013 7:10 pm

VuVyRu
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There are a couple of different ways to attempt to motivate unmotivated students. Perhaps the most simple, and most important since it should be done anyways, is to show students that you truly care about their success and know that they are able to succeed in the classroom. Another possible way is to find out the students interests and see if there is any way that you are able to connect the material being covered and the student's interests. If this is not possible, at least attempt to relate the material to real world problems and situations, so that the subject matter does not seen abstract and irrelevant.
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Posted April 19, 2013 1:10 am

uheZeN
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I think when dealing with unmotivated students, the first thing to is figure out the reason behind the student being unmotivated. Is there something happening at home? Is the material too hard? Another thing to consider is what am I doing as a teacher that is not working for this student? Sometimes small changes can make a difference.
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Posted October 13, 2015 7:14 pm

Sarah Drake
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Developing relationships with students is the best way to get them to work for you. Sometimes it's challenging, but every student needs an ally and to know you are their ally. We're all on the same side to promote growth and achievement.
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