How do you get a student motivated to stay on task...

Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by pamms, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. pamms

    pamms Comrade

    May 14, 2005
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    Aug 31, 2010

    It's really early in the year, but I have a student (3rd grade) who is not completing work. The problem is, I feel there are some definite distraction issues (perhaps on the ADD scale) but I also feel there is some just ;choosing not to work' going on as well as SOME academic challenges. So, my initial response is to keep redirecting, offer help, etc, but I suspect this student is motivated NOT to work in order to get that extra attention, so I want to give attention and help when needed and I am trying to offer more praise and attention for being ON task, but that is sometimes challenging...and sometimes backfires when the student is on task, I mention it positively and that takes the student off task.

    Ideas appreciated.
  3. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

    Apr 12, 2006
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    Aug 31, 2010

    How old is the child?

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