Motivation for High School Students

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Milestone3: Motivation for High School Students

Sharon Robinson

Walden University


Milestone 3: Motivation For High School Students

With so many of life many failure attempts to succeed in life, we see those individuals that have dropped out of school and feel that their life now seems meaningless. Their determination or will power wasn’t strong, and they had no one to push them forward to want to be a better person or succeed in life. Some students today feel that all they have to do is just attend school just because of their parents’ wishes for them to receive a diploma. Some feel that classes are boring and frustrating and a waste of time and energy. Why do students of today feel this way? Receiving your diploma should be some type of determination you put within yourself. Once you’ve reached that goal you know you have accomplished a task in life that you once thought was impossible. It takes time and effort to learn all the basics of learning and skills that school has to offer. There are so many students who didn’t reach that goal of receiving their diploma because they weren’t motivated and they failed, or completely dropped out of school. There are a lot of students enrolled in high school today that are lacking in some of their academic classes. Teachers today are having a hard time of assuring that these students pass on to receive their diplomas, and want to proceed on to college. To assist with teachers today, I have found the best three ways to motivate high school students to attend and graduate with a sense of pride and accomplishment is making the assignments exciting, rewarding the students, and being understanding and caring.

When students first enter the classroom, some are already nervous and afraid of not being able to fully comprehend assignments given. There are also those students whose attention spans are shorter than others. When an individual attention span is short it’s more...
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