Are you looking for strategies to help students who are pessimistic? If so, keep reading.
1. Connect with parents, agencies, or appropriate parties to tell them about the problem, identify the cause of the problem, and discuss potential solutions to the problem.
2. Assess the appropriateness of the task to ascertain (a) if the task is too easy, (b) if the task is too complicated, or (c) if the duration of time scheduled to finish the task is sufficient.
3. Select a peer to model positive reactions to situations for the student.
4. Get the student to question any directions, explanations, or instructions not grasped.
5. Take the student away from the learning experience until they can be more positive.
6. Give the student many chances for social and academic success.
7. Alter their surroundings to lessen situations that cause the student to be pessimistic (e.g., determine those learning activities the student dislikes and avoid forcing the student to take part in those learning activities ).
8. Urge the student to take part in those learning activities in which they are successful.
9. Give the student positive feedback that indicates they are successful, competent, essential, respected, etc.
10. Find individuals with whom the student may communicate their unhappiness (e.g., guidance counselor, school nurse, social worker, school psychologist, etc.).
11. Urge and help the student to make friends (e.g., pair the student with a peer; when that relationship is successful, introduce them to other peers).
12. Show the student that feelings of pessimism are natural, but a public display of that emotion should be limited.
13. Make the student aware of logical consequences that happen due to the student’s displays of pessimism (e.g., others prefer not to interact with the student, they will not be chosen by peers to join learning activities, etc.).
14. Consider using an adaptive behavior management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
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16. Consider using a socio-emotional learning app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
17. Consider using an emotional intelligence app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
18. Consider using a school counseling app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.