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Find out what musical activities “the bump” enjoys. Perhaps you may be able to differentiate your plans that will motivate “the bump” to participate. I taught a student several years ago who did not seem interested in participating in class lessons and activities. I learned, from him, that enjoyed working on the computer. I located interactive computer programs (and books) that focused on the objectives I taught. He mastered the objectives via the computer program (and writing book summaries). The other students mastered the objectives via active participation during class.