Motivating Reluctant Learners

Classroom Management


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Motivating Reluctant Learners: Introduction

Motivation, Attention, and Inspiration 3:57

Using Choice and Curiosity to Motivate

Engagement Through Choice 2:04

Getting Creative with Art History and Sketchbook Work 4:58

Utilizing Unusual Materials and Unexpected Projects

3D Materials for Engagement and Experimentation 3:01

Final Materials and Project Ideas 4:17

Building Encouragement and Building Relationships

How to Build Relationships with Your Students 4:31

Growth Mindset and Motivation

Growth Mindset and Social Media for Motivation 3:35

Skill Development and Growth as Motivation 1:56

Language to Develop a Growth Mindset 2:25

Motivating Reluctant Learners: Conclusion

How to Develop the Ability to Motivate Every Student 4:19

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Motivating Reluctant Learners

2 PD Hours

  • 1 Learn how to establish relationships to help motivate your students

  • 2 Explore strategies to engage your students through unexpected and unusual work

  • 3 Discover how a growth mindset and the right strategies can help motivate every student

Teaching high schoolers can be difficult, particularly when you have students who are unmotivated or reluctant to learn. In this Learning Pack, discover strategies to help those students become engaged and motivated in the art room. From creative projects to unexpected materials to strategies that help with motivation, it’s all here! We’ve gathered the best ideas to help students get active, stay working, and ultimately, be successful in your classroom.

Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
3.1 Effectively paces lessons to facilitate student learning
3.2 Communicates effectively with students
3.3 Demonstrates enthusiasm for content and media
3.4 Monitors student learning and adjusts lessons as needed
3.5 Uses effective questioning techniques
3.6 Demonstrates adaptability
3.7 Promotes student collaboration when appropriate

Timothy Bogatz

Timothy Bogatz

Events Director

Tim is the Events Director for the Art of Ed, and previously worked as an AOE writer and graduate instructor. Before working for AOE, Tim taught high school art for 14 years in Omaha, Nebraska. As a teacher, he focused on creativity, problem solving, and higher order thinking skills, using Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, and whatever other materials might be available.


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