Tag Archive: unmotivated student


What are the limitations around motivating the unmotivated student?  Where does the role of educator end and the role of personal responsibility pick-up?  For high schools we are always working with students to get them to take more and more control of their own lives.  That’s part of our jobs.  The unmotivated student isn’t a static label.  It isn’t the same kid each day, and each day a student is unmotivated it can be unrelated (temporally) to the reason the week before. But ‘un’motivation is sticky.  It’s persistent.  What are some solutions?  What can be done to help these students take control of their education, learn the important lessons, and move forward as life-long learners and engaged community members?  Lots of questions today.  Eager to learn more.  Ed


Six Reasons Why Students Are Unmotivated (and What Teachers Can Do)

A truly interesting and thorough article.  It’s written from the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework.  Just glancing over the headers I can tell that this will be a good source.  I really need some depth of ideas that the last few links haven’t really provided.  

Motivating Unmotivated Students

Article from ASCDExpress.  Similar recommendations as the previous article.  I’m noticing student choice and rigor repeated in each article.  Might be good points to focus in on.