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Posted on October 1, 2018 10:26 pm
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yGapeW
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I have students who constantly refuse to participate. My CT does nothing for these students and it kills me that they hate the class so much. What can i do to keep them engaged? I don't need them to love the work, i just hate to see them miserable and refusing to do it.
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 2, 2018 2:29 pm

Brittany Doxsey
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Hello,

Is there a way to relate the material they are working on to something they can connect with in their lives? Maybe the students would participate more if they could make personal connections with the material being taught and could find more meaning in the lessons.
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yJuhuv
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If I were in this situation, I would do exactly this.
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Solution 2
Posted October 4, 2018 3:03 pm

eqeLeQ
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I can relate! I have the same situation going on in one of my classes where the students do nothing and the teacher does not do anything about it. I started to structure my lessons on things the students can relate to and since it is an economics class it was easy to do so. Like basing it off the newest shoes or makeup just things like that, so the students will be engaged in the lesson. Even playing things like Kahoot or review games may help the students want to learn the material. Hope this helps!
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Solution 3
Posted October 2, 2018 9:44 pm

DuTepy
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I think that you should ask the students what type of activities would make the class more fun or engaging. Maybe ask if they would like to incorporate art, music, or acting. This might interest them enough to stay engaged in the lessons.
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Solution 4
Posted October 4, 2018 7:47 pm

ypaseR
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There is maybe something more that is going on at home or outside of school that you are not aware of. I would talk to them individually and figure out if it is sometime more or just the subject. If they have a favorite class and they are doing everything in all of their other classes and not yours, that would be a very strange. Maybe even put a special reward program in place just for those specific students that is just between the few of you.
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Solution 5
Posted October 7, 2018 1:34 pm

emaHeR
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When planning activities, tell your students the expectations you have for them for the lesson first. Also, see what they are interesting in and things that they like and plan lessons around this.
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Solution 6
Posted October 8, 2018 12:16 am

eVeQat
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First of all make sure they know that participation counts for maybe 30% of their grade. Next you have to call on them,so you are engaging them if they don't want answer the question call on a classmate by say something along the line " who wants to help student X with the question" etc.
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