19 Strategies to Help Learners Who Do Not Participate in Learning Experiences

Are you looking for strategies to help students who to participate in learning activities? If so, keep reading.

1. Urge or reward others for participation in group or special learning activities.

2. Give the student the responsibility of helping another student in the group.

3. Give the student duties in a group so others might view them positively.

4. Ask the student questions that cannot be answered yes or no.

5. Ask the student a question when they are most likely to be able to respond successfully (e.g., when discussing something in which the student is interested, when the teacher is sure that the student knows the answer, etc.).

6. Attempt several groupings to ascertain the situation in which the student is most successful.

7. Get peers to invite the student to take part in school or extracurricular learning activities.

8. Ask the student to be the leader of a cooperative learning experience if they possess mastery or an interest in the learning experience.

9. Let the student be present during group learning activities without requiring active participation.

10. Minimize the emphasis on competition. Frequent or continuous failure is likely to result in embarrassment that will cause reluctance to participate.

11. Show respect for the student’s opinions, responses, suggestions, etc.

12. Give the student many chances for social and academic success.

13. Give the student positive feedback that indicates they are successful.

14. Show tasks in the most attractive and exciting manner possible.

15. Ascertain the student’s interests so learning activities that require participation might be presented through their interests.

16. Consider using a classroom management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.

17. Consider using an adaptive behavior management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.

18. Consider using Alexa to help the student learn to behave appropriately. Click here to read an article that we wrote on the subject.

19. Click here to learn about six bonus strategies for challenging problem behaviors and mastering classroom management.

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