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'dear tom' how do I motivate lazy pupils?

Discussion in 'Behaviour' started by starsunshine, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Sorry I should have mentioned that I'm a secondary school teacher, these are with a few ks3 classes and I'm in a new school this year!
  2. GordonNome

    GordonNome New commenter

    Surely if they do not work in the lesson then that is a disciplinary issue? Maybe you should make it clear that not trying is punishable as they are wasting your time and choosing not to improve/engage. If they don't do homework then I assume there is a consequence - so make it clear that there is a consequence for not working in class too. And an additional consequence if their "not working" translates as "bothering others and stopping them doing their work"
  3. Tom_Bennett

    Tom_Bennett Occasional commenter

    Motivation takes many forms. For me, if a kid doesn't work hard enough in class, I keep them behind after school to make up for the work. If you keep that up, and you never relent, I guarantee you they'll be highly motivated in lessons in future.

    Good luck


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