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  Case: Teacher's Child Lacking Motivation
I have a teacher's child in my classroom this year. He is extremely smart and capable, however, has a very hard time getting anything done in the classroom. When I have conversations with his teacher mom, she does not seem concerned with this. If I send the work home with him, it does not get completed or returned. Our school has a strict policy on not taking away recess from students, and I have tried setting a time on his desk, walking by him and redirecting him often, and moving his desk closer to me. Nothing has worked. How can I push this child to his fullest potential and help his mother realize that he is very capable but lacks motivation?
Solution: (Rates are posted for this solution!)
In middle school I notice that a lot of students start to resist listening to the teacher or being unmotivated about school because they do not see the significance of school and its long term benefits. Which is still a lot of pressure on students so it would be help to try and give him reasons or create a list for him. It could be something as simple as earning money to get a pet, living away from parents, etc. Let the student know what kind of things they can achieve if they give school a chance!