Children are always playful, with short attention spans in one place. They still prefer what is happening at a particular time than what is going to happen. Teachers are the only people who have the power to motivate and encourage kids to attend their tutoring classes because they understand their behavioral patterns.
Teachers can influence students in a way they will understand, obey, and enjoy their tuition classes. They can devise strategies to lure them into class and make them stay until the end of the lesson. For online tutoring, there are many ways to make a child enjoy their sessions and remain glued to the lesson. Using learning methods such as cartoon video learning is a sure way to make a child have the best experience during the lesson, learn a lot, and also feel entertained.
Getting Kids to Love Tutoring Classes
Extrinsic and intrinsic motivation helps children succeed in all the stages of their schooling. Teachers are the major role players in encouraging motivation in kids. A lot of effort has to be made to get different children to be enthusiastic about learning.
The methods below can motivate learners and help them attend classes consistently:
Change the Learning Environment
Reluctant students can find motivation in a varied environment. Organizing a field trip helps students to learn in a practical setting. Alternatively, you can take the class outside for the lesson or to the library or a different classroom just to change the scenario.
You will still carry on with the lesson but present it in a different but engaging way. They can research on a topic in the library or observe the environment outside the classroom to learn more on what goes on outside.
Reward them on Work Well Done
Speak to your students and promise them that if all of them earn 80% or higher in the test, you will throw them a pizza party. Always ensure to design rewards according to their personalities and talk to them about what you are planning.
Children will be thrilled even when you place a sticker on their work to show how well they did their work. Students often look to their teachers for approval. They will show enthusiasm when their work is recognized and will look forward to those simple pleasures you can give them.
Praise your students more often and recognize their contributions in the classroom. When the classroom becomes a friendly place where students are respected and heard, they will always look forward to attending the class. Complement them, let their classmates clap for them, and they will never miss your class.
Involve them in ‘Class Affairs’
Children will be more encouraged if they are taught responsibility and if they are involved in classroom matters. Let them participate in the lessons, allow them to decorate the classroom, or let them join you in creating learning materials like charts.
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Give them the responsibility of passing out materials, erasing the blackboard, or tidying up. Allow them to take turns during the reading out loud sessions. Have them work in groups with each one with a task role. This sense of involvement makes them feel accomplished, and they will always look forward to the next day in class.
Be Creative in Class
Use different teaching methods such as games and group discussions in place of lectures, debates, or enrich oral teaching with visual aids such as videos, diagrams, and colorful charts. Always avoid the monotony in your teaching by changing the class structure.
Show the kids a movie that relates to the subject of the day to illustrate the topic. Decorate the classroom with student projects, models, posters, and seasonal themes to create a stimulating and warm environment.
Let Them Feel ‘In Control’
Your guidance is vital to keep the kids motivated and on task. But sometimes allowing them to make choices and take control over classroom matters can keep them actively engaged. Like if you told them to choose what assignment they want to do or what topic they want you to talk about. This will give them a sense of control that will motivate them to attend the lessons.
Everyone wants to feel motivated in whatever they are doing. Therefore when you see kids staying away because of boredom, use these fun ways to make the class live and engage them in the daily activities of the class. This type of learning also helps with memory retention.
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