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I have 'that one student.' You know, the one who you really, really try to reach. The one who you try all sorts of motivational techniques on. The one who you know is headed in a very bad direction if he doesn't shape up soon. The one who is sarcastic, rude and disrespectful, no matter how nicely you talk to him.

 

I have that student. And I am fresh out of ideas. 

 

I do not believe in giving up on a kid. Never have, never will. I guess my question, then, is how am I to deal with a student who has given up on himself? I know that there are deeper issues there, but getting him to talk is like pulling teeth. He hasn't produced work for me since January, and I know that a similar story would be told by his other teachers. 

 

I really wish there was something more I could do, but this vicious cycle of discipline that he is in will never end if he doesn't do his part. 

 

Any educators out there have any ideas of how to motivate a child who honestly has no personal goals or ambition when asked? I've tried to get him to identify what he's good at, but he has never given me an answer. 

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