Whether it’s biology, English Language, math or French, getting students excited about a particular subject is a sure way to stimulate their eagerness to learn.
Here are a few tips of getting a productive learning environment for keeping kids engaged:
Instill a culture of caring and kindness
Students are known to work better when there’s a sense of familiarity, trust and respect between one another.
Getting students introduced to one another breaks the ice and helps them feel comfortable around one another and it ultimately creates the right learning environment.
It would be easier for students to work in groups because they feel safe, relaxed and respected.
They aren’t afraid of making mistakes because they know the teacher is approachable. With this kind of environment, you can get the best out of students.
Students must know why they are studying a subject
Kids love to learn if the subject somehow connects to their lives so it is important for the class to be relatable and authentic.
Teachers have to find a way to seamlessly lace the subject around kids’ lives for them to be interested.
Infuse a Student-friendly revision policy
Students get discouraged by poor grades and could lose motivation if they think there’s no way for them to improve their grades.
So, it is imperative to let them revise with a deadline, especially before tests. This way, they know that there’s a chance of a better performance.
You could also give them a chance of retaking tests because studies have shown that some students take longer to assimilate.
Embed collaboration in most of the assignments
Encourage group learning within and outside the classroom. Having a partner or working in a group makes learning fun so allow students choose their partners in different classes/subjects.
Humans beings are meant to be social and learning in isolation is not advised.
Having a partner or group helps you discuss or talk about what you’re learning and this could increase assimilation and understanding of complex concepts.
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