Motivating 7-12 Students

General Resources

Check out the video below for three strategies to help you with focusing on effort, progress, and time blocking. Model, connect, and reflect with your student!

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How to Motivate Your Teenager – Here you will see a video about how to connect and motivate your teenager. They will cover a 6-step process to help you to motivate your unmotivated teen.

Our hope is that after you have watched the videos, you will walk away with new knowledge and better understanding on how to deal with these issues. Remember, you’re doing a great job and we are all here to help one another!

General Resources

Effort & Progress Tips – This is a guide to understanding the importance of allowing your child to experience mistakes while guiding them through the learning experience. It is part of the learning process to support healthy, age-appropriate growth.

Homework Organizer – Looking for a way to keep your child organized with homework assignments and due dates? Take a look at this resource! It can be printed off or saved and used on your computer.

Homework Tips Checklist – This link will take you to a student resources webpage. Click “Homework Tips Checklist” to download a Word Document which includes a helpful guide to support you with creating an environment in your home that lessens stress and supports learning for your child.

How to get your teen talking – Are you looking for ways to get your preteen/teenager to talk to you? Check out these topics and ideas to gently nudge them to be more open to sharing their experiences, interest, and ideas.

Model, Connect, & Reflect Tips – This is a wonderful resource to support your child as they grow as learners. By sharing your interests in books, asking them to share their experiences at school, and enjoying time together where you are able to learn about one another, this resource supports your child with the understanding that learning is a life-long journey.

Parent Questionnaire – A brief summary of questions as to why listening to your child is important to understand what he/she is thinking and feeling. Children often do not express their feelings and thoughts in the same manner as adults. It is important to listen for the meaning behind the words.

Time Blocking Information Sheet – Time blocking is a strategy to help your child learn how to manage their time. With all the activities and schoolwork kids have, it is difficult to learn how to manage and use their time wisely.

Time Blocking Template – Here is a template to use with your child to help them learn how to use the strategy of Time Blocking.

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