The Desk Potato Cure

07feb8:30 am3:00 pmThe Desk Potato Cure

Event Details

The Desk Potato Cure
Building Motivation within the Classroom 

St. Juliana Catholic School 
4355 South Olive Avenue 
West Palm Beach, FL 33405  [Map]

Please register by February 5, 2024
Printable Description of Training

How would you like to earn a little extra credit?

We will now offer you the opportunity to come early (8 AM) and stay late (3:30 PM) to earn and learn a little more! During our “Coffee Chats” at 8 AM, we will go over resources that are available for your class.  In the afternoon at “Happy 1/2 Hour”, we will discuss any issues you may be having and problem solve. The additional time is voluntary, but eligible teachers can earn extra money and additional in-service points.

Training Description:

What can teachers do to involve students and motivate them to give their best effort in class every dayIf you are a teacher who is trying everything possible to gain student “buy-in” and to cultivate a motivated student, but you have hit a roadblock, or if you want to do more than wish your students cared about learning as much as you do, join in this session “The Desk Potato Cure” where we will provide actionable ideas and ready to use strategies to help peel the layers of disengagement from that “couch potato” student mindset. Let’s move our students from “spec-taters” to “participa-taters.” 

Learning Intentions 

  • Define the root causes for lack of engagement and the components of motivation. 
  • Explore classroom practices that fuel student motivation. 
  • Select a strategy or practice to increase motivation during the next school week. 
  • Determine the stamina and grit-building activities you can incorporate into your teaching practice. 


  • Earn 5.5 hours of in-service points.  
  • Additional ESE certification points can be earned through a follow-up assignment.  
  • Ongoing support for implementation through is available for site-licensed schools. 

Who should attend?  

  • Any teacher looking to increase student motivation toward learning 
  • Any teacher seeking tools to build student grit and stamina toward learning 
  • Any administrator working toward building a culture of motivated learners 


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