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Student disengagement is a huge challenge for teachers everywhere. Leading education expert Jennifer Fredricks empowers teachers to reengage students at all levels with powerful examples and clear-eyed implementation strategies that build essential 21st century learning skills. Teachers get the core facts about the causes, consequences, and solutions to disengagement and learn to confidently: Identify students most at risk for disengagement; Implement student-centered, project-based learning practices for maximum educational outcomes; Work effectively with diverse groups of disengaged youth; Build positive peer cultures and high-quality student-teacher relationships
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Chapter 2: Myth 2: Some Students Just Don't Care: How Disengagement Is More Than Just a Lack of Student Motivation
Myth 2: Some Students Just Don't Care: How Disengagement Is More Than Just a Lack of Student Motivation
Teachers who observe disengagement in their classroom often assume that something about the individual student is responsible for this disengagement and/or that a disengaged student just doesn't care and is not motivated to participate. Some teachers believe and often say that they would have a more engaging classroom if they just had the opportunity to work with a more motivated group of students. Individual characteristics of students do make it easier or more difficult to create a highly engaged classroom, and teachers can influence how student characteristics and learning tasks ...