This article was written for SecEd magazine and first published in March 2017. You can read the original version on the SecEd website here.
You can read more of my monthly columns for SecEd here.
One of the most common complaints that teachers have – and one of the reasons so many teachers leave the profession – is that they have to teach students who just don’t want to be taught.
How, they ask, can you force students to learn something that they have no desire to learn?
The honest answer is that you can’t. However, you can do much to help disaffected and demotivated students to…
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