A practical and innovative resource designed to assist teachers, counselors, parents and other professionals who strive to assist unmotivated learners. The research cited supports an extensive array of techniques, activities, strategies, and materials that are designed to make a positive difference for unmotivated learners. The 101 strategies are described in detail, often with accompanying materials and handouts, and are organized around five themes:
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Sue Smith-Rex, Ed.D. recently retired as a professor of Special Education from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. after thirty years of teaching in both public schools and higher education, she is now doing consulting work involving "at risk" issues and is the owner of a small business. In addition to co-authoring eleven books, she has conducted workshops throughout the US on the topics of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and school bullying. She has been the recipient of many professional awards: 1998- South Carolina Association of Counselors' Humainitarian Award; 1992- President Bush's Point of Light Award; and the 1988- Jefferson Pilot recipient of the Jefferson Award for public service.
Dr. Jim Rex recently retired as president of Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that he was the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the University of South Carolina, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Coastal Carolina University, and the Dean of Education at Winthrop University and at Coastal Carolina University. Jim was also on the faculty of the University of Toledo and taught high school English and coached varsity football in Ohio.
Sue and Jim remain committed to the improvement of teaching and learning for every student in America's schools and to the unique contribution our schools continue to make to the American Dream of equal opportunity for all.
The Rexes have four adult children: Jeffrey, Adam, Siri, and Nathan.
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