Are you looking for strategies to help students who don’t care about anything? 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. Refrain from competition. Failure may cause the student to lose interest or not take part in school learning activities.
3. Ask the student a question when they can answer successfully.
4. Connect with parents (e.g., notes home, phone calls, etc.) to disseminate information about the student’s progress. The parents may reinforce the student at home for showing an interest and participating in school learning activities.
5. Give the student more decision-making chances relative to class learning activities and tasks.
6. Ascertain the student’s preferred learning activities, interests, etc., and incorporate them into their daily schedule, program, etc., at several points throughout the day.
7. Create classroom rules: • Complete every assignment. • Complete assignments quietly. • Remain in your seat. • Finish tasks. • Meet task expectations. Examine rules often. Praise students for following the rules.
8. Assess the appropriateness of the task concerning the student’s capacity and ability to perform the task successfully.
9. Assess the appropriateness of the task to ascertain (a) if the task is too easy, (b) if the task is too complicated, and (c) if the duration of time scheduled to finish the task is sufficient.
10. Provide the student with duties in the classroom (e.g., teacher assistant, peer tutor, group leader, etc.).
11. Assist the student in developing self-confidence and satisfaction in personal self-worth and successes by pointing out strengths, emphasizing positive aspects, etc.
12. Notify others who will be working with the student (e.g., teachers, principals, clerks, etc.) about the student’s tendency to ignore the consequences of their behavior.
13. Intervene early and often when there is a problem to prevent more severe problems from happening.
14. Make sure the student does not become involved in overstimulating learning activities.
15. Show tasks in the most attractive and exciting manner possible.
16. Give a full schedule of daily activities to keep the student actively involved.
17. Praise those students in the classroom who show an interest and take part in school learning activities.
18. Give the student as many chances for academic and social success as possible.
19. Praise the student for showing an interest and participating in school learning activities based on the duration of time they can be successful. As the student shows success, slowly increase the duration of time required for reinforcement.
20. Praise the student for showing an interest and participating in school learning activities : (a) give the student a concrete reward (e.g., privileges such as leading the line, handing out learning materials, 10 minutes of free time, etc.) or (b) give the student an informal reward (e.g., praise, handshake, smile, etc.).
21. Draft an agreement with the student stipulating what behavior is required (e.g., showing an interest and participating in school learning activities ) and which reinforcement will be implemented when the agreement has been met.
22. Show an interest in the student (e.g., acknowledge the student, ask the student’s opinion, spend time working one-on-one with the student, etc.).
23. Talk with the student to explain(a) what they are doing wrong (e.g., failing to show an interest and take part in school learning activities ) and (b) what they must be doing (e.g., showing an interest and participating in school learning activities ).
24. Teach the student to think before acting (e.g., they should ask themselves, “What is happening?” “What am I doing?” “What should I do?” “What will be best for me?”).
25. Give the student real-life experiences from their surroundings. Get individuals from the workforce (e.g., mechanic, draftsman, secretary, etc.) to visit the classroom to relay the importance of education to work experiences that include writing, reading, math, etc.
26. Use VR to help the student discover career interests. The hope is that they will take school seriously if it leads to their dream career.