We teachers always think, how to motivate our students ? It is terrible to see young students sitting and yawning and almost sleeping in lesson. Here few tips to get more power and motivation to your students.
“Reading is everything”
Learning in mostly linked to reading. We have to put students to read at least every day a little. How you get boys read something? Some say that boys might read if there is something to do with action, sports, gaming or tech. Reading traditionally from books, could be old fashioned and unmotivated to some youngsters. We can offer them other ways to read. If schools or pupils have iPads, iPhones or tablets it could help. When I give history home tasks, I give students only one question “Question of the day” and students must read the article or certain chapter to answer that.
This might be one point that increase motivation. Teacher can’t rule the lesson too much. Sometimes teacher could be too active and in the central of learning, but students are passive and more outsiders. I try to use 10/20/30 rule. This means that students are more active than me. I show only 10 PowerPoint slides in my presentation, I speak myself maximum 20 min and rest of the 45 minutes lesson, students are involved and work. If I break this rule, students can interrupt me and put me back on track. This could be a risk :"Hey I am a teacher and I love my voice !"
We all are in charged ?
Every students are charged from lessons. They make 5-7 questions from last chapter and ask these questions from their school mates. At the same time they learn how to make questions. To make a good profound question is challenging. When they ask questions, students learn how to perform. Asking questions will help understand more dialogue – the basic issue of learning, teaching and leading.
Use projects and teamwork
Every subject will give plenty of opportunities to do projects. Small project could last only 3-4 hours or lessons. Projects and lessons consist something of these;
-give freedom and space
-let students choose something (area, place, tool etc.)
-project has staff, timetable, meaning, recourses,
-encourage to using mobile devices
-be available not in charge = coach them
-use teams / together we are more and stronger
Do you agree ?