The demotivation of children in school

A child does not want to go to school because what he receives does not like. When children are not comfortable in their environment, they lose interest, show a step attitude towards any proposal and, finally, the demotivation of children in school It can lead to the dreaded school failure. To avoid this, the first thing to do is listen to him and know the reasons for his discomfort in order to be able to give him the right solution.

When the change from daycare to school demotivates

The change from daycare to school It is usually one of the most frequent times when children do not want to go to school. The child, no matter how much he hears, "goes to the old school", "goes to a new school where he will have more friends", he finds a building unknown to him in which he does not know how to get around, with faces unknown adults no matter how smiling they are and with some children at their side who do not know why they cry, but who do know that crying is caused by pain, discomfort, discomfort.

This is also accompanied by the physical separation from their parents and siblings after a summer vacation, but as he has no notion of time he does not know why it is from one day to the next. To this we must add that, in general, mothers leave children with their hearts in a fist, reflecting in their face that separation anxiety, a face that children observe and that they do not understand either.

What to do at this time? Well, go thinking about the journey to school that children stay in the best educational center of their city because that is why they have chosen it, because it is the best, that as it is the best one, it has a well prepared and trained educational team and that In a few minutes you will be happily sharing the activities with your new colleagues. This does not mean that at the exit the child starts crying, this fact is not related to what happened during the day.

There are children that the Adaptation period may be longer and that on Sunday night their head hurts, their gut, they have a fever. These symptoms are typical of separation anxiety. The child in this situation has a bad time, suffers and really hurts his head or belly, another thing is that he has something physical in his head or gut, but the pain is real. If these symptoms persist it is necessary to go to a psychologist.

Reasons why children do not want to go to school

Among the reasons why children do not want to go to school, in addition to the separation of their parents, are school bullying by their peers, lack of friends, problems of self-concept or self-esteem, low performance problems if we speak of small children. If we talk about the elderly can drag the previous problems and also have to make an effort in the subjects, effort to which they are not used. In the end a child does not want to go to school because he is not comfortable.

What can teachers do from the classroom to unmotivated children?

A demotivated child means that the subject they are explaining does not interest you at all. What to do to awaken the motivation in children's learning? If the lack of interest manifests itself in other aspects such as friends, extracurricular activities or sports, it will be necessary to go to a specialist.

However, the teacher must go to the Orientation department and jointly try to find out the reasons for the lack of interest. The first step is to know if there is any factor in the family that is causing this lack of motivation, if there is any illness, conflict or arguments between their parents, lack of appreciation of the child's study, or if the child is requesting attention. his parents with that attitude.

If there is no family cause, we must see if there is a physical cause. The child may not be interested in the subject because he does not understand what is explained to him. This lack of understanding may lie in your intellectual capacity or in a problem of auditive discrimination. He hears but does not distinguish well some sounds with which he does not understand well; the problem can be found in the visual discrimination, go but do not differentiate some letters well from others.

The lack of interest is also typical of children of high abilities, what they are listening to already knows and is bored; He can also be a hyperactive child and therefore he is interested in everything that surrounds him; or children with difficulty of concentration, of memory. In these cases these children need a specialist.

So far we have seen the causes of the lack of motivation belonging to the student, but the teacher must analyze his way of teaching and be self-critical with himself improving his methodology with creativity.

Conchita Requero


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