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Motivating Unmotivated Students. Discipline Prevention: RELATIONSHIPS. Bell Ringer. Why are some students unmotivated in the classroom? List your theories . . . Reading Recommendations. Reading Recommendations. Build and Nurture Relationships: Rationale. Relationship Rationale:. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Motivating Unmotivated Students

Discipline Prevention: RELATIONSHIPS

Bell RingerWhy are some students unmotivated in the classroom?

List your theories . . .

Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations

Build and Nurture Relationships:RationaleRelationship Rationale:Harvards Jacqueline Zeller (2008) found that positive relationships between students and teachers increased learning and decreased the need for behavior management.Pianta (1999) found that positive relationships between students and teachers (defined as those which had minimal conflict, high support, and low dependency) increased social skills, academic performance, academic resilience, and adjustment to school Relationship Rationale:Klemm and Connell (2004)found that positiverelationships between teachers & students:1. Decreased school avoidance2. Increased self-direction3. Increased cooperation4. Increased engagement5. Increased motivation

Relationship Rationale:Baker (2006) found that teacher-student relationships are important to virtually all students. However, high quality teacher-student relationships appear to be most significant for children who are at risk for school failure. Phelon (1992) found that it is not uncommon for students failing most courses to earn As and Bs in courses for which they have a positive relationship with the teacher.Relationship Research:For every negative classroom interaction, you should have 3-5 positive ones to maintain a positive climate and prevent misbehavior (Sprick, 1998).Barriers and Builders from Relationship-Driven Classroom Management (Vitto, 2003)*assuming vs. checking *rescuing/explaining vs. exploring*directing vs. inviting *expecting vs. celebrating*adultisms vs. respecting

Relationship Rationale:Testerman (1996) did a survey of drop-outs and found that they rated teacher interest in his/her students as poor fair at an average rate of 55%!!!Intermittent ClosePartner #1: Explain THREE SOLID REASONS WHY should teachers care about building positive, productive relationships with their students as part of their craft?Partner #2: Give TWO TANGIBLE METHODS to build relationships with students.

Build and Nurture RelationshipsMethods

Recognize Individual Differences:Pat Quinn

Watch the 10 minute clip about Dial #1:Identify the three principles of Dial #1 as you watch.Be prepared to discuss.

Safety in Your Classrooms:Pat Quinn

Watch the 11 minute clip about Dial #2: Safety (45:50)Identify the three principles of Dial #2 as you watch.Be prepared to discuss.

The Relationship Business:Pat Quinn

Dial #3: 31.00 45:50Identify the three essential elements of this motivational dial.Rate yourself for each of the elements on a typical grading scale.Intermittent ClosePartner #1: Share TWO USEFUL IDEAS you are taking away from the PQ clips and explain how you will use them. Partner #2: Add ONE MORE USEFUL IDEA you are taking away from the PQ clips and explain how you will use them.

FISH for Educators!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Be there.To just actively listen.To listen and act/solve.To uncover needs. (snow day)To offer support. (Mary)To welcome. (dropout)To be observant.Greet them at the door.

FISH for Educators!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Play.Edutainment!Multiple intelligencesStudent choicesLearning gamesContestsHumorCelebrations/awardsSongs/videosLabs and projects

FISH for Educators!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Make Their Day.Think Love Languages!Nice emails/lettersShow up at eventsGiftsEarned awardsComplimentsWhole class treatsField tripSpecial tutoring/help

FISH for Educators!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Choose Your Attitude.Physical facilityPositive trait challengeProblems vs. opportunitiesModel positivityYes . . . AND (no yeah . . . buts)MIH!!!!!!!!!!!!Team strengths vs. weaknesses

Intermittent CloseList the four key elements of FISH!Briefly describe each FISH! elementPlace a star next to the element of FISH! you think is most important and explain how you will focus on it Block 1.

5 Love LanguagesThe way a person communicates regard through speaking, acting, and listening

How Can You Identify Yours?Ask yourself or others:What types of things are on your do now list?What do others say or do that hurts you deeply?What do you most often crave or request most from your friends? Colleagues? Parents? Children? Spouse?What do you most often complain about?How do you demonstrate your own regard to others?

Rank the five in prioritized order

Fun fact and hint: seldom do a husband & wife speak the same language

Understand that it is rare for a person to be truly bilingual

Language #1: Words of Affirmation Verbal compliments Words of encouragement or appreciationWord spoken kindlySensitive to tone and word choiceRequests vs. demandsSpoken or written to the person, or about a person

Language #2: Quality TimeGiving someone your undivided attention (togetherness vs. proximity)

Quality conversation

LISTENING to verbal and non-verbal language (not problem solving)

Quality activities they enjoy

Language #3: GiftsVisual symbols of love and thoughtMay be purchased, found, or made$ is not the issue, rather remembranceMay be a physical presence, if there is a cost to the giver

Language #4: Acts of ServiceDoing things for someone else you know they would likeThese acts are designed to make the recipients life easierThese things are not demanded by the recipientThese gestures can be small or large

Language #5: Physical Touch

Physical distance is equated with emotional distance

Not to be confused with sex drive-hand on shoulder-shaking hands-hugging-leaning-high five/fist pump

Test Your Knowledge:A teacher (before this training) reproaches a high school student for being lazy who habitually asks others to bring class materials to her. The teacher never meant to stifle her need to feel regard through the language of:

Acts of Service

Name the Love Language!Help your child practice for their sports teamSit & help your child with homeworkMake a snack for a child having a tough dayCarry your child to bedHelp select an outfit for schoolWake up early to make your child a special breakfastTeach the importance of volunteering and givingSet out a childs favorite toys for playtimeHelp your child get ready when youre running lateIf your child is sick, rent them a special movie, read a favorite book, or make a beloved comfort food Connect your child with an expert in a hobby, instrument, or sport in which they show interestTest Your Knowledge:Your oldest child doesnt feel you like him. . . despite the fact that you constantly tell him how wonderful he is. He complains to a grandparent that you are always answering phone calls when you go on outings together. He most likely speaks the language of:

Quality Time

Name the Love Language!Include your child on daily errands or during routine choresMake eye contact when this child tells you something importantCook togetherCrouch down to this childs eye level to communicate when they are smallGive cameras to record important memoriesDine togetherPlant something togetherCreate an event scrapbook or a memory collage as a gift for this childWhen multiple children are in this family, set aside one-on-one time with this childAsk specific questions about this childs dayPlay with them!!Create traditionsTake family vacations or outingsMake bedtime a ritualized, together activity

Test Your Knowledge:Many Leona school leaders use the respond to all feature in their email responses when they are commenting positively to a colleagues announcement about a student or program success story.

Words of Affirmation

Name the Love Language!Put a post-it in this childs lunchbox with a loving or encouraging messageDraft personalized, thoughtful cards to accompany gifts to this childGo out of your way to give verbal or written compliments . . . publicly or privatelyLeave short notes for your child if you have to go out of town for each nightUse a loving nickname for your child Say I love you as often as possibleDisplay their artwork and schoolwork publiclyWhen a child makes a mistake or fails, verbally recognize a positive aspect of their effort or intentionsCreate an encouragement jar for this childTest Your Knowledge:Many Leona school leaders use the respond to all feature in their email responses when they are commenting positively to a colleagues announcement about a student or program success story.

Words of Affirmation

Test Your Knowledge:Dr. Coats sent Kristin a artful arrangement of spring flowers this week to thank her for her hard work and leadership


Name the Love Language!*overboard distortions of this language can be damaging*Keep a small collection of inexpensive trinkets to give to a child when you sense a needSelect very thoughtful presents for special occasions for this childCarry snacks or treats out and about that you can give to this childStart collecting special/fancy wrapping materials for presentsWhen away from home, mail a special card or package to the childServe after school snacks on a special plateMake up a special song just for your childHide a small present or note in your childs lunchboxFind personalized items with your childs name on them to present to them on a rough dayTest Your Knowledge:You are uncomfortable on your first trip to Italy because complete strangers, upon meeting you, kiss each of your cheeks after shaking your hand. Because this custom feels awkward to you, your languages is NOT:

Physical Touch

Name the Love Language!Give hugs, kisses pats on the back, shoulder rubs, head tapsProvide a soft item to the chi