Teacher Toolbox

Lack of motivation

  • Clearly define the purpose of the lesson.

  • Follow difficult tasks with tasks that the student enjoys or can complete successfully.

  • Alternate types of tasks. Follow paper and pencil assignments with an active task.

  • Have the students participate in selecting topics of studies or materials to use. For older children, you can have them help in creating their own schedules. Even older children may enjoy visual reminders rather than straight text.