15 Ways to Encourage Students to Focus Academically
Are you looking for ways to encourage students to focus academically? If so, keep reading.
1. Always treat the learner with the utmost respect. Talk objectively at all times.
2. Make positive remarks about school and the importance of school.
3. Let the learner attempt something new in private before doing it in front of others.
4. Give the learner frequent chances to meet new people.
5. Assess the appropriateness of the task to ascertain (a) if the task is too easy, (b) if the task is too complicated, and (c) if the duration of time scheduled for the task is sufficient.
6. Connect with parents, agencies, or appropriate parties to tell them about the problem, identify the cause of the problem, and discuss potential solutions to the problem.
7. Connect with parents (e.g., notes home, phone calls, etc.) to disseminate information about the learner’s progress. The parents may reinforce the learner at home for showing an interest in participating in school learning activities.
8. Show an interest in the learner (e.g., acknowledge the learner, ask the learner’s opinion, spend time working one-on-one with the learner, etc.).
9. Praise the learner for showing an interest and participating in school learning activities based on the duration of time they can be successful. As the learner shows success, slowly increase the duration of time required for reinforcement.
10. Create classroom rules: • Complete every assignment. • Complete assignments quietly. • Remain in your seat. • Finish tasks. • Meet task expectations. Examine rules often. Praise students for following the rules.
11. Investigate the learner’s eating habits and the amount of rest they are getting outside school.
13. Praise the learner for showing an interest in and participating in school learning activities : (a) give the learner a concrete reward (e.g., privileges such as leading the line, handing out learning materials, 10 minutes of free time, etc.) or (b) give the learner an informal reward (e.g., praise, handshake, smile, etc.)
14. Talk with the learner to explain(a) what the learner is doing wrong (e.g., failing to show an interest and participating in school learning activities ) and (b) what the learner should be doing (e.g., showing an interest and participating in school learning activities ).
15. Use VR to help the student discover career interests. The hope is that they will take school seriously if it leads to their dream career.