Ideas to Combat Apathy in the Classroom

It's approaching that time of year when my 6th graders are starting to flex their behavior muscles and turn to types of behavior that are more "cool".  You know, a general shunning of anything that might be remotely like work.

Enter the "too cool for school" students who couldn't possibly be bothered to lift a finger to write, let alone pick up a book or notebook.

This is when I really have to dig deep into my teaching repertoire and find ways to combat the apathy.

I'm truly thrilled to have my first post featured in WeAreTeachers, one of my favorite sites for new classroom strategies and where you'll find 5 ways to increase student ownership in your classroom.
  I'd love it if you'd visit and check it out!

5 Ways to Increase Student Ownership in Your Classroom

This middle school teacher shares her tried-and-true tips for getting her students to take on more ownership in the classroom. |  Mrs. Spangler in the Middle on WeAreTeachers
Source - WeAreTeachers

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  1. I enjoyed reading your post on We Are Teachers. I am definitely feeling the need for some strategies to get a few students back on track in my room right now! Thanks for linking up!

    Forever in Fifth Grade

  2. Your post had great ideas to engage those unmotivated students. These would also work with some 5th graders I've taught over the years. Thanks for sharing.
    Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher


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