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5 Ways to Motivate the Unmotivated

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Tuesday, June 25, 4:45–5:45 pm
Location: 122A

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Peter Grostic  
People's Choice winner. I'll break down Dave Stuart Jr.'s revolutionary five key beliefs for student motivation: credibility, value, belonging, effort and efficacy. These are game-changing ideas for inspiring and motivating students that struggle to perform in your classroom.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Best practices and models for coaching
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
For Educators:
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
Related exhibitors: Flipgrid , Remind

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Every teacher faces the challenge of poorly motivated students every single school year. After this presentation, teachers will be better able to diagnose motivational problems in their students and employ proven interventions. Participants will be asked to think of a current or former poorly motivated student and practice diagnosing the motivational problem(s) of that student and practice planning interventions for that student. The 5 Key Beliefs were compiled by Dave Stuart Jr. based on the research of John Hattie, Camille Farrington, and others.


Ask the audience to picture 1 unmotivated student that they've known or taught. (2 minutes)
Introduce each of the 5 Key Beliefs from Dave Stuart Jr. (15 minutes, 3 minutes for each belief). For each belief, I will ground the belief in the research and offer interventions that can be taken to affect the belief in students.
1) Credibility - Care, Competence, and Passion
2) Value
3) Belonging
4) Effort
5) Efficacy
Ask the audience to first diagnose the student that they pictured and discuss with a neighbor (5 minutes)
Discuss the first step for improving motivation with that student (5 minutes)

Supporting research

Dave Stuart Jr. - "These 6 Things"
John Hattie’s meta-analysis -
Camille Farrington et. al. “Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners” -
Chris Hulleman - “Build Connections” -
Attributional retraining -

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