Hi! I am always at this forum and love it for all the ideas and suggestions we are able to share, but I have to admit I hardly post anything....:sorry: Anyways, here's my situation and I welcome any advice or suggestions. I teach 2nd. grade, and there's this one student that is very "lazy", I don't like to use this word myself, but there's really no other way to describe him. He sits there the whole day and doesn't even complete one assignment. We're already going on our 4th. week of school and I have yet to receive a completed piece of work from him. He's very sloooow to do everything, from lining up, to getting things ready. I have incentives for all kinds of things in my classroom (AR, hwk, good behavior, computer lab, etc.) but I think he's just not motivated. I've talked to his previous teacher, mom, principal and counselor and honestly wonder how he was even promoted to 2nd. grade. All of these people already know him and say he's always been like that. He doesn't have any learning disabilities, and has never been referred, I think he can do the work, but honestly think he's not motivated about school, he does have friends and stuff, so I don't know what it is. I sit by him, help him, etc, but I can't even get him to pick up his pencil. I feel bad for him because he's only 7 years old! how can he go through life like this! I have asked for suggestions, tried doing research on the web, I really want to help him but don't know how. Any suggestions? Oh! by the way, he never responds to anything I say, I can't "bribe" him with things he likes because I can't get him to tell me, if I talk to him he only stays quiet and shows no emotion at all...he talks to his friends and sometimes to me, but when it's something about someone else, not him. I have tried being nice, and mean, and, believe me, being "mean" is pretty hard for me, I'm the 'nice' teacher there Help!! I've never met a child like him.