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Posted on March 9, 2015 4:54 pm
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Kayla Conoly
Kayla Conoly
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Motivation for ESOL Student
Miss Kay has a student who is classified as an EL and SPED. Shes pulls the student and works one-on-one with the student. Miss Kay and the student uses flashcards, games, computer programs, and worksheets. However, the student seems not to be motivated to complete the work. She is fluent in English, but struggles with reading and academic English. She just doesn't seem interested in the work. Any suggestions on how Miss Kay could increase the student's motivation?
 
     
     
 
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Posted March 9, 2015 6:48 pm

Jonelle J
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It seems the teacher is using activities that are fun and interactive. Therefore, to encourage motivation, the teacher should be sure to praise the student for correct work. The teacher could even offer incentives for completed work, like a homework pass to be used later, a piece of candy, or some extra points on an assignment.
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anaRyn
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I agree, positive reinforcement and rewards work well with motivating students.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 1:52 am

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Posted March 11, 2015 12:44 am

edyRav
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To increase her motivation, Miss Kay may want to talk with the student about why they are struggling with the reading and academic English. She could also pair her with a another student on some of her reading and academic English assignments. Encouraging her to work as or with a peer mentor may provide motivation for her to complete the assignments.
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Posted October 16, 2015 1:51 am

anaRyn
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I would suggest finding out what activities she likes the most, and providing these as rewards for completing her school work. For example, if she likes computer games, letting her play on an educational computer game for 10 minutes after she finishes her reading assignments. Also letting her accumulate stickers or points to cash in for candy or extra credit after she finishes a certain amount of work. If you provide the student with something interesting to look forward to, she may be more motivated to complete her work.
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