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We all know the importance of motivation in our life. In every stage of life, we do need to be motivated to succeed. But there is a stage in life, in which motivation is very important and that is student life. Students need motivation but they need someone to help keeping them motivated.
Here i would like to share some teacher tested ways to motivate the students.
1- Children tries to fulfill the expectations that the adults around them- But this doesn’t mean that they will score 100 % marks always. But if you will say your child that he or she is a failure then they will fail, but on the other hand if you say that he or she will succeed, then they will definitely succeed. So you must try to encourage your child in every opportunity rather than discouraging them. Point out those areas to your child in which you see progress or any sort of improvement.
2- MAKING SURE THAT YOU ARE TEACHING TO ALL THE LEARNING STYLES IN YOUR CLASSROOMS-
It is unrealistic to expect an auditory learner to be successful and motivated if her sole instruction comes from reading a textbook. In the same way, a kinaesthetic learner will be frustrated listening to his/her teacher after the class lecture. So its very important to plan tour lessons and teach in all the ways of learning possible. If you do so then, the students might be get interested and they will start paying attention in class.
3- When a student disengages from class, it is a good opportunity for you the teacher to notice what methods you are using in class- There are some practices which will be helpful for most students like timed tests, independent learning time, self checking methods, but these practices are not helpful for some students. They can’t connect themselves with these practices. If any student gets disengage then beware of the methods you are using and look for patterns.
4- Sometimes motivating your students is as easy as changing the material you are using- In a school every teacher has a curriculum provided by the school and they need to follow it in the class. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t add additional resources for the better teaching method. Sometimes, students get bored of the same approach and style. So, by the time bringing a different perspective in the class will reengage your students.