Identifying Unmotivated Students

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Since motivation is an essential element in school success, it becomes critical that school psychologists understand how academic motivation influences middle school students ' academic achievement. The behavior characteristics exhibited by academi.y motivated middle school students and some interventions for .Identifying Unmotivated Students: Planning School-Wide. Interventions. PUB DATE. 1995-00-00. NOTE. 9p.; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National.ociation of School Psychologists Chicago/ IL, 1995 . PUB TYPE. Reports. Research 143 . S.ches/Meeting Papers 150 . EDRS PRICE. MF01/PC01 .FOCUS ON Identifying and Motivating Underachievers. 2. Before addressing successful cl.room strategies that research shows motivate students to learn, let 's look at some of the myths surrounding underachievement. MythEffective Curriculum and Cl.room. Management Are Key to Motivating Students. Teachers .If more than a few children seem unmotivated to complete school tasks, it is useful to examine aspects of the educational program and the social context of the cl.room that might undermine motivation. Student motivation is strongly affected by the nature of instruction and the tasks given-for example, whether tasks are .

Identifying Unmotivated Students: Planning School-Wide Interventions. Keith, Patricia B.; Wetherbee, Michael J.; Kindzia, Debora L. Since motivation is an essential element in school success, it becomes critical that school psychologists understand how academic motivation influences middle school students' academic achievement..Unmotivated. Unmotivated. The student may: Seem lack.er, sluggish, emotionally flat; Just sit in seat doing nothing when there is work to do;.When working with an unmotivated student, you face two challenges. The first is to change his thinking so he comes to believe that, if he puts forth effort, he can be successful with academic tasks. The second is to figure out what does motivate him -- to identify the settings, situations, and conditions that he responds to and that can be .Tell-tale signs that a student may be unmotivated because of the required response effort include procrastination, verbal complaining, frequent seeking of teacher help, and other avoidant behaviors..

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