You praise. You encourage. You pep-talk, demand, and implore, but nothing seems to change. Here's a reliable way to begin improving the work habits of your most reluctant students, those with next to zero interest in their schoolwork.
"The most powerful tool in coaching is the question - the Greek philosopher Socrates is regarded by some to have been the first coach. Among other things, he used deversified questions in his talks with his students. Here is how he did it.
Math: Area math game: Roll the dice and draw the area array on your own grid - first to fill it wins. Or 2 players choose a different coloured pen each, use one grid and the player who cannot complete the last array is the loser.