Teachers could also invite various people that graduated from high-school and some that were drop-outs to tell their own personal story. This may help students see the reality of being a high-school graduate or that being a high school drop-out can seriously affect that persons’ life. Another thing that should be taken into consideration is that when a parent or teacher is talking to their child or student, the parent or teacher should not focus all on negative ideas. If they focus on negative ideas, and say such things as, “If you don’t finish school then. .
. . . . ,” then the child could be demotivated instead of being motivated.
Parents and teachers should focus mainly on the positive ideas when motivating someone. How can the lure of drugs and money be overcome?The lure of drugs and money can be overcome by showing students that drugs can be very bad and that a craving for money can lead a student to steal or anything else to get money, thus ruining their high-school career if they are caught breaking the laws. Once again, certain people can be brought in to talk to the students. I think having an actual person to talk to is better than just watching a video or having the teacher discuss the topic, because the person is right there, the students know that the situation is reality, and the students know he or she is for real and the students can ask the person their own personal questions.
The lure of drugs and money could also be overcome by teaching children, at a young age, good Christian morals. If good morals are taught at a young age then the morals will probably last through their life. Parents need to be aware if there are any signs of these problems. If there are any problems, they must be corrected immediately.
The parents should also teach that money is not everything and that drugs cannot make you escape from reality and problems. What can educators do to motivate students who lack interest in school, have no motivation, and no goal for the future?As mentioned in topic number one, educators can talk to students and tell why school is important. Maybe a one-on-one talk with a student who lacks motivation would help that student regain their motivation. If a student has no motivation, I think the educator should do a little research on him and his family to see why this student may have no motivation. If research shows that the student lives in a healthy environment and has understanding parents, a talk with the parents may need to occur.
An educator may be able to give some tips to the parents on how to get their child motivated or a talk with the parents might help reveal another problem the child has, such as drugs or social problems. If another problem is discovered, the situation can be tackled in a different way to help spur some motivation in that student. If a student has no goal for the future, then the school needs to work on a program that is required for students to help them discover their talents and abilities. Something like the