32 Tips and Ideas to Engage and Motivate Reluctant Learners


Speaker: Rick Smith


SKU: 9410-32

Webinar Description

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Snapshot: Every teacher has reluctant learners in the classroom, students who are passive, inattentive, quick to give up or disruptive. As an educator, it’s your job–tough as it is–to find ways to engage and motivate these students so they can learn.

In this lively and popular webinar, Rick Smith, author of Conscious Classroom Management: Unlocking the Secrets of Great Teaching,  provides K-12 teachers with practical strategies based on current research on the brain that will help you to boost student involvement, motivation, and retention.

According to Rick, reluctant learners are passengers on the learning train who want to get off at every stop. Educators must keep engaging these students to pull them back on the train.

Webinar Topics:

  • How to align your teaching with how your students’ brains learn
  • How to break up instruction into distinct units to provide multiple opportunities for student engagement
  • 7 strategies for increasing student participation in class discussions
  • A dozen ways to increase reluctant learners’ attention span and retention
  • Lesson plan ideas that work


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About the Speaker

Rick Smith

Is an internationally known educational consultant, award-winning teacher, and author. His bestselling book, Conscious Classroom Management: Unlocking the Secrets of Great Teaching, is a top resource on classroom management and student motivation. As a speaker, Rick has traveled across the country and internationally, impressing audiences and workshop participants with his energetic and humorous style, and with his ability to clearly communicate strategies that are both practical and effective. Rick has an extensive teaching background with more than 14 years in the classroom in San Rafael, California. He also spent two years training new volunteer teachers for the Peace Corps in Ghana, West Africa.

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