Tips to Reengage Kids Who Have Checked Out for the School Year

I’m on the Board of Free Spirit Publishing (a publishing house of resources for teachers) and was asked for my input regarding how to keep kids engaged at the end of the school year. My comment is the 7th one down!

Free Spirit Publishing Blog

Tips to Reengage Kids Who Have Checked Out for the School YearKeeping your students engaged during the final weeks of school can be a challenge. The Free Spirit Advisory Board members are here to share their best advice for reengaging kids who have checked out for the school year.

“Keeping kids engaged in school, especially after spring break, is a challenge, but it’s not impossible. As a mental health case manager, my focus is to empower my adolescent clients in their own choices, give them space to talk through their feelings about school, and guide them through problem solving any barriers. The last thing kids want is another adult telling them what they need to be doing; partner with them, don’t shame or punish. On the same note, I encourage students’ engagement in after-school clubs, activities, or sports they are interested in—this creates an incentive to go to school and a positive experience in the school environment, and helps them build…

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