Learning can either be fun or boring, and where it swings depends on your approach as a teacher. As a general rule, the more motivated students are, the easier they find learning — even if the subject matter you’re teaching isn’t necessarily easy.
To get the class interested to learning, here are some helpful tips on how to motivate your students:
- Work with the strengths and weaknesses of your students. Give them rewards for their strong points while finding ways to strengthen their weak points.
- Make the lesson interactive by encouraging questions and asking for feedback. It’s a good way for your students to be more involved.
- Free up your schedule for consultation before and after the class, and also during breaks. Let your students know they can approach you for any question they have about the lesson.
- Divide the topic in cycles 15-20 minutes long to sustain attention. Any longer than that, and your students will have a more difficult time focusing.
- Use different teaching techniques aside from standard practices. Interactive student discussions, group activities, hands-on demonstrations, and film showings are a few things you can try in the classroom.
- Show your students the practical application of what you’re teaching. It’s a great way to stir up student curiosity.
Here’s another important tip on how to motivate your students: Use multimedia tools to encourage interaction and streamline the whole teaching process.
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