Lower achievers can be a joy to teach, but can also be frustrating in their lack of retention or with the behavioural problems they can present. We will cover strategies to deal with the very nature of motivation and how to improve it, understanding why students learn to be dependent and how we can transform our practice to account for the needs of these learners.
Evidence suggests that the single biggest difference between the lower achievers and those that do well is simply the amount of thinking that goes on. All too often the lower achievers are not sufficiently challenged and end up being given 'busy work' such as colouring or cutting and sticking. Learn the antidote to this and how to increase the challenge without alienating your students.
This course includes:
• Superb course materials
• Refreshments and a two-course lunch
Understanding their ‘drivers’
How to motivate – the basic principles
Achievement motivation vs. failure avoidance
Removing the barriers to achievement
Identifying the students who cause problems in your classroom
Dealing with the ‘power people’
Reducing low-level disruption
Being proactive rather than reactive
Ideas for improving lessons
Plan your own lower achiever-friendly lesson
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