How to motivate the unmotivated student Related Tags: Special Education More Related Discussions Meagan Elizabeth Posted 05/15/2013 7:10AM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 1 Reply 447 Views How do you motivate a student with an extremely negative self-image with no support at home? How do you motivate said-student to complete any work? Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 1 Share Comments (1 Reply)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 7/24/2013 3:20pm jjd005K-3 Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Special Education Teacher It's hard!! How old is the student? I believe it all begins with relationships! I know as educators we cannot conquer the world (even though we try), but I do believe helping the unmotivated student begins with showing you care. Keep in mind this may take a long time to accomplish! We don't know how long the student has been experiencing a negative self-image! It may be hard to trust and support what you are doing in the classroom because they have not had those experiences with other important people in their lives (i.e their family)! Sign in to vote! Discussion The Special Needs Child [LSEN]Last comment 1 week 9 hours ago in Special Education Discussion Edmark Reading Program HELP!!Last comment 2 weeks 5 days ago in Teaching Strategies blog It's a Snap! 4 Ways to Use Music with Special Needs StudentsLast comment 1 week 5 days ago in Arts Integration Discussion Free Webinar: Assistive Technology for Reading AccommodationsLast comment 1 month 4 days ago in Assistive Technology blog Five-Minute Film Festival: Reaching Learners of All AbilitiesLast comment 1 month 3 weeks ago in Five-Minute Film Festival Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?