MOTIVATING THE UNMOTIVATED: Practical Strategies for Teaching the Hard-to-Reach Student
Presented by Chick Moorman
Specifically Designed for Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Program Specialists, School Psychologists, and Administrators Serving Grades K-12
- Classroom-proven strategies for increasing motivation, respect, responsibility, and cooperative behaviors
- Practical methods for reducing and preventing power struggles, learned helplessness, apathy, and disruptive behaviors
- Teacher-friendly ideas to help students give up the victim stance and assume increased personal responsibility over their school lives
- Innovative teaching techniques that help students develop an internal authority that provides a sense of purpose and direction in their lives and increases the likelihood of success in school
- Receive dozens of ideas on how to help students assume an “I Can” stance in your classroom and in their lives
Practical Ideas and Strategies
Are you tired of disrespectful, irresponsible behaviors from your students? Are you seeing an increase of apathetic, unresponsive acts? Are you noticing too many bored expressions and a lack of initiative, motivation and follow-through? Are you fed up with students acting, talking and thinking like victims without taking responsibility for their own behavior? If so, this seminar is for you!
You’ll learn strategies to help your students increase their respectful, responsible behaviors and you’ll come away with an action plan to successfully deal with the negative behavior you wish to eliminate when it does occur.
In this fast-paced seminar, Chick Moorman will share successful techniques and teaching strategies to utilize with hard-to-reach students to motivate them to succeed in school. You will learn a wide variety of proven strategies to prevent power struggles, increase self-motivation and help students build positive and productive relationships.
Armed with an extensive resource handbook and a positive attitude, you will leave this seminar with a renewed desire to make a difference in the lives of your most challenging students.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
Utilize Highly Effective Intervention Strategies to Motivate the Unmotivated
Learn to diagnose your unmotivated students and prescribe the most appropriate and effective interventions from dozens of classroom-tested strategies
- Dozens of Ideas to Increase the Motivation and Achievement of ALL Your Students
Utilize effective verbal skills that increase achievement, motivation and behavior self-management
- Gain New and Valuable Teaching Tools to Use with Challenging Students
Expand your professional toolbox with new and effective techniques for managing disruptive, isolated, apathetic, and defiant behaviors
- Eliminate Power Struggles
Learn how to avoid getting into power struggles with students … Help your students gain an appropriate and balanced sense of personal power
- Help Underachievers Find Success in Your Classroom
Help underachievers give up the victim stance and assume more responsibility over their school lives … Spend less time managing behavior and more time teaching
- Decrease the Number of Unmotivated, Underachieving Students
Dramatically decrease the number of unmotivated, underachieving students using powerful, practical and proven strategies
- Eliminate Negative Behavior and Increase the Positive
Discover practical, classroom-tested strategies to eliminate negative behaviors giving you more time for teaching
- Develop a Positive Classroom Environment
Specific suggestions on how to develop a classroom atmosphere that builds positive relationships and fosters mutual respect
- Hold Students Accountable for Their Behavior and Actions
Successful techniques for holding students accountable for their choices without discouraging them or putting them off
- 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
- Proven teaching strategies to reduce power struggles
- Techniques for eliminating learned helplessness
- Powerful ways to promote students’ ability to make decisions and follow-through
- Teacher-tested ideas for eliminating negative behaviors
- Create a culture of accountability with effective ways to hold students accountable
- What to say and what not to say to unmotivated, underachieving students
- How to develop a classroom environment where students will take risks and have a desire to succeed
- How to motivate even your most challenging students who see no purpose to school
- Respond effectively to “I can’t” language and actions
- Strategies for building connectedness and feelings of belonging in your classroom
- How to handle anger and aggression successfully
- Help students develop mental models to create integrity, mission and purpose in their lives
- How to deal with the victim stance often assumed by low achieving students
- Help students own their behaviors rather than disown them with excuses and blaming
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
Underachieving students often fail to turn in assignments. They fail to attend class regularly, fail to build positive relationships and fail to avoid self-defeating behaviors. Unmotivated students often fail to find meaning in schoolwork, fail to ask for help and fail to see the connection between effort, success and failure.
Failure hurts! Failure encourages impulses to escape, attack, cheat, distract, shut down, and give up.
Learning to break the cycle of failure in your unmotivated, underachieving students is not easy. It does not happen by magic, luck or simply because you placed a few character education posters on the wall and added daily inspirational quotes on the whiteboard. It happens only when teachers set out to make it happen with a specific plan based on the diagnosed needs of the student. It happens when teachers implement that plan with regularity and consistency. It happens when a committed teacher intentionally and thoughtfully uses skill, determination and a positive attitude to produce a desired result.
Yes, it is possible for you to help unmotivated, underachieving students to improve their performance and maximize their potential. I have designed this seminar to help you do just that. You will leave with many practical strategies that you can put to use immediately in your classroom. You will also leave with the desire to begin transforming the lives of those students who many seem to have given up on. In a short amount of time, you will be telling others emphatically, “This stuff works!”
If you are looking for a new spark, a collection of helpful strategies or a pat on the back, I invite you to join me at this seminar. I guarantee you will leave with new strategies for dealing with unmotivated, underachieving students. I look forward to meeting and sharing this material with you!
P.S. If you could transform the life of just one student this year your time will have been well spent. Invest a day with me and learn some practical strategies that can make a real difference in the lives of your students.
Who Should Attend
Specifically designed for Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, 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:
- Strategies for increasing respectful, responsible and cooperative behaviors in hard-to-reach students
- Effective verbal skills that increase achievement, motivation and behavior management with unsuccessful students
- Techniques for reducing and preventing power struggles, learned helplessness, apathy, and other disruptive behaviors
- Clear steps on how to help students give up the victim stance and take personal responsibility for their choices and actions
Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their skills in working with unmotivated, hard-to-reach students.
Chick Moorman will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions about unique ways to reach underachieving students in your own program.
Semester Credit Option
Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of a follow-up practicum project. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the seminar.
Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.