Disengaged/ Unmotivated students (Tier 1 Interventions (Call on student…
Disengaged/ Unmotivated students
Signs of disengaged/ unmotivated students
Not getting excited about classroom activities.
Having trouble learning.
Having an "I don't care attitude".
Having fears: fear of failing, anxiety.
Not participating in the classroom discussion.
Being distressed, occupied and upset.
Sitting down and doing nothing when there is work to do.
Giving excuses frequently.
Having a poor sense of self.
Being disengaged from learning.
Low motivation, low work completion.
How to deal with learning disengagement
Tier 1 interventions
Tier 2 interventions
Talk to the student and try to find out the reason of his learning disengagement.
Tier 3 interventions
Pay close attention to the student' s behavior and take records.
Tier 1 Interventions
Rewards, reward system and incentives.
Reward by calling parents or sending a nice note home.
Praise when cooperative.
Assign a body or a partner who will serve as a good role model.
Praise when good attitude and involvement occur.
Assign a classroom job in order to teach responsibility and take a sense of ownership.
Praise when on task. Individualized and personalized praises. It helps boost confidence and self esteem. It is important to praise the process and not the result. This will help build a growth mindset.
Call on student frequently to get his attention and focus. It will help him stay on task.
Do unfinished work during recess.It provides student with limits, boundaries and motivation to finish the assignment during instruction time.
Give more explanation and clarification to the assignment
Have a break to make a fun activity in order to motivate the student, have fun and build a social relationship with classmates and teacher.
Engage student and improve his participation, focus and interest before, during or after class.
Move position in class to a better spot by the board.
Greet the student first thing in the morning using name.
Involve the student interest in the assignment.
Tier 2 Interventions
Use a daily star chart to show his participation and collaboration in the classroom.
Teach social skills in order to make the student comfortable in the classroom. Make him build good friendship with his mates.
Counselor referral.The student need to work with the counselor in case of anxiety, family issues..
Behavior contract. The student has to agree on doing his best to improve his learning.
Individual and visual schedule to check how much has been done through the day.
Reward system. Use stars, smiley faces, stickers. Use a star chart to track daily motivation and classroom participation.
Tier 3 Interventions
Provide frequent feedback and attention.
Peer tutoring. Create a less intimidating environment for students to ask questions. Give student one on one support.
Collaboration with student's physician and mental health provider in case of mental or behavior issues.
Self monitoring improves productivity and self esteem. It involves sitting down with the student, defining the behavior to address and choosing a system by which the student can keep track of the learning progress.
Positive behavior intervention and support