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MOTIVATING THE UNMOTIVATED

Practical Strategies for Teaching and Reaching Unmotivated Students
(Grades K-12)

Presented by Ernie Chapin
Outstanding Teacher and National Presenter

Specially Designed for Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Program Specialists, School Psychologists, and Administrators Serving Grades K-12

  • Classroom proven strategies for increasing motivation and establishing mutual respect between you and your students
  • Highly effective methods for improving students’ attitudes about school, life and learning
  • Practical methods to empower students to accept personal responsibility for what happens to them in school and life
  • Student friendly ideas that prevent power struggles, apathy and classroom disruptions
  • Specific techniques for creating and fostering “WIN WIN” scenarios

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Are you tired of trying to teach students who are unmotivated, disruptive and disrespectful? Are you seeing more and more displays of apathetic, unresponsive behavior from your students? Have you noticed an increase in bored expressions and a lack of participation in classroom discussions and assignments? Are you losing patience with students who blame everything and everyone else for their unhappiness in school or life? If you answered yes, this seminar has been designed for you!

You are invited to join Ernie Chapin, an experienced classroom teacher and national presenter as he shares practical, classroom proven methods for increasing students’ motivation, sense of empowerment, initiative, and overall success in school. You will come away with practical strategies and techniques to increase students’ responsible and respectful behaviors as well as numerous suggestions on how to eliminate or successfully deal with the negative behaviors when they do occur.

Armed with an extensive handbook and a positive outlook, you will leave this seminar with a toolbox filled with practical ideas that can and will make a difference in the lives of your most challenging students.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Gain New Insights on How to Establish Positive Relationships with Unmotivated Students
    Learn how to effectively deal with disrespectful behaviors by modeling respect . . . Proven methods for eliminating disrespectful behaviors and effectively dealing with them when they do occur
  2. Discover the Difference Between Empowering Students and Enabling Them
    Key ideas to help you get what you want from your unmotivated students during class time and help them get what they want from their learning experience
  3. Break The Cycle of Discouragement and Alienation Many Unmotivated Students Feel
    Practical techniques and methods that instill hope and foster greater academic success for unmotivated students . . . Help your unmotivated students find greater purpose in school and life
  4. Empower and Educate Students to Make Good Choices
    Highly effective, practical lessons to help your students make choices that effect their education now and in turn, their future . . . Ideas Ernie has used with his own students successfully
  5. Increase the Motivation of Your Hard-to-Reach, Difficult, Defiant Students
    Specific strategies to use with disinterested, defiant, unmotivated students . . . Help your most challenging students develop the desire to learn and work up to their personal potential
  6. Eliminate Power Struggles
    Learn techniques to treat students with a calm assertive stance . . . Learn how to avoid frustration, depression, worry, and other negative emotions that drain your energy and create power struggles between you and your students
  7. Develop Strong, Effective Classroom Management Skills
    Develop ways to get your classroom to change from external control or management to internal . . . Specific ways to get your students, especially your unmotivated students to effectively manage themselves
  8. Dozens of Ideas for Motivational Lessons
    From handling mistakes to accepting responsibility, anger management, goal setting, problem solving . . . All presented in easy to teach/easy to learn lessons
  9. Help Unmotivated Students Learn How to Set Goals for Both In School and Out of School
    Specific ways to guide unmotivated students in setting realistic goals for both school success and life outside of school . . . Learn how to empower appropriate visions and teach plans on how to attain them
  10. Receive a Valuable Resource Handbook
    Each seminar participant will receive a resource handbook filled with the techniques, strategies and activities discussed in the seminar

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Powerful lessons you can use immediately to improve the attitude and success of your unmotivated students
  • Effective ways to stay emotionally neutral while working with unmotivated students
  • Classroom management strategies designed to empower your unmotivated students
  • How to encourage positive change in students by facilitating, not punishing
  • Dozens of ways to relate to and empower the motivationally challenged student
  • Specific strategies to help students make good choices in school and outside of school
  • Ways to maintain your enthusiasm, energy and focus on teaching all students, including the ones that challenge you
  • Methods on coaching attitude that will take unmotivated students to a higher level of learning
  • Strategies for dynamically moving students from external discipline to self-discipline
  • Ideas to increase success in your classroom without affecting the integrity of your classroom or compromising your dignity or authority
  • How to effectively use relationships with students to solve problems without the administration’s involvement
  • Common-sense approach to recognizing and dealing with problems before they start and dealing with them when they do occur
  • How to maintain your enthusiasm, sanity, sense of humor, and joy while working with unmotivated, challenging students
  • Proven classroom instruction at all levels on how to teach students to manage anger
  • Learn how to connect with unmotivated students
  • Ways to say the right thing, the right way, at the right time to unmotivated students in your classroom
  • Learn how to take students from making excuses for not learning to discovering reasons for learning

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague,

I think we can all agree that for many of our students, the Bermuda triangle of their lives is located between the 5th and 9th grade. The lessons they learn before and the decisions they make during those vital years about who they are and what they learn will directly affect the rest of their lives. As teachers we are asked to do many jobs, teaching students that are unmotivated to learn may be one of the most difficult.

I have found the main issue with the students I’ve taught, in both elementary and secondary and am currently teaching, is not their intelligence, it’s their attitude, behavior and choices. Attitude, behavior and choice are three major road blocks for the unmotivated student. If we expect good attitude, behavior and students to make good choices, as teachers we must facilitate, coach, encourage, empower, and teach these three areas.

In this seminar we will look at ways to establish meaningful relationships with all students:

  • Empower them to make good choices
  • Educate them with skills that will allow them to discover who they really are
  • Develop strategies to guide them to establish realistic and achievable goals

These skills will not only help them get an education, but also help them to be healthy, happy and successful in life.

As teachers, we find ourselves at a very challenging time to influence our students. Unmotivated students are best influenced not through curriculum but through relationships. The big challenge is to say the right thing, the right way at the right time. As we improve these skills we will change education one student at a time. With this in mind, I have designed this seminar to offer you practical, common-sense ideas on how to successfully work with unmotivated and challenging students. I have used these and continue to use these ideas with the students I teach. All the strategies and techniques can be used immediately with your own students when you return to your classroom.

I am looking forward to working with you and sharing ideas on how to approach our kids with the skills, tools and confidence necessary to get them through the “Bermuda Triangle of Life”.

With Best Regards,
Ernie Chapin

Who Should Attend

Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Program Specialists, School Psychologists, and Administrators Serving Grades K-12.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook, specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • Ready-to-use ideas for motivating your unmotivated students
  • Proven communication strategies for talking with challenging, unmotivated students
  • Classroom management ideas for creating a more respectful, productive classroom environment
  • Relationship-building lessons for teacher-to-student AND student-to-student

Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a wonderful opportunity to meet and share with other educators interested in enhancing their skills in working with unmotivated, hard-to-reach students.

Consultation Available
Ernie Chapin will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!