A practical and innovative resource designed to assist teachers, counsellors, parents and other professionals who strive to assist unmotivated learners. The research cited supports an extensive array of techniques activities strategies and materials that are designed to make a positive difference for unmotivated learners.
The 101 strategies are described in detail often with accompanying materials and handouts and are organized around five themes:
Author: Susan Smith-Rex & James Rex
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