Education Week (This is the final post in a three-part series on student motivation. You can see Part One here and Part Two here) Fitta Astriyani asked: How can I deal with unmotivated students? I'm a little bit frustrated when I know my students don't do their homework and sometimes they talk during my lessons. Part One of this series included responses from Cris Tovani, Josh Stumpenhorst and Eric Jensen. Today, educators Jason Flom and Barbara Blackburn contribute their thoughts, along with many comments from readers. Response From Jason Flom Jason Flom is the Learning and Communications director at Cornerstone Learning Community in Tallahassee, FL. Whenever I work with students who seem to lack that "drive" or "ambition" (a.k.a. interest and willingness), I begin with Q.E.D. Step 1: Listen, empathize, connect Questions I ask myself in wanting to draw students in: What are these students saying? Step 2: Adapt Given what is known about the students, what might they want to do to change the world? Value Meg:
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