Have you ever considered that motivating students is better than teaching them? Well, let me tell you, not only that, it is also a lot easier! Motivation can be a great influencing element that would eventually make your student more knowledge hungry!
So, how could you motivate your own students? Well, it defers from person to person. But there are some universally practiced strategies to motivate students in learning.
Here are some motivation strategies that will help you to motivate your students for sure.
Know Them All
Know all your student’s name and often call them with their names. It will make them feel important in the classroom.
Plan Your Class
Be prepared! You don’t want to waffle around in front your class. Remember, students expect quite a lot from you. So, plan out everything you want to share to your class.
Pay Your Attention in the Class
Pay your attention to every student in the class. Do a SWOT analysis on them. Work on their strong and weak sides.
Create a Learning Environment
Break out the traditional row based rigid classroom. A U-Shape arrangement can help everyone interact more among themselves.
Bring variations in your instructions. Use lectures, case studies, discussions etc. in the classroom.
Review Learning Objectives
Make your study objectives clear to your students. If they can’t be sure of what and why they are learning anything they will lose their interest.
You are not a robot. Move around – be responsive. Your gestures matter!
Make Classes Relevant
If there is no correlation to what you are teaching and the curriculum, your student will ignore your words. Always keep your focus on covering up the syllabus.
Your Expressions Matter
Be expressive in your classroom. Make your lectures enjoyable. Keep a smile on your face.
Bring Excitement in the Classroom
Who wants to listen to monotonous boring lectures? Add some spices to your speeches. Bring some up and down to your speech and tone.
Give your students a lot of real-life examples so that they can relate their lessons to real world-scenario.
Make Your Students Expressive
Encourage your students to be expressive in the classroom. Encourage them to express thoughts into the subject so that you know what they understand and what they don’t.
Who are You Looking at?
There should always be a correlation to your body language and your actions. Just make sure you are not looking at a different direction while talking to someone.
Let Them Speak Out
The more interactive you could make your classes, the quicker they would learn. Give them chances to speak every now and them. Ask them questions.
Maintain an Office Hour
Maintain an office hour before or after your class so that students can visit you while their need. Invite them in your office if needed.
Assess homework and assignments you give and return them always. Provide them feedback as well.
Be consistent with all your students in terms of treatment.
Take Exams Timely
Exams are not scary things at all. They help you to assess your students and give you an insight about how your teaching methods are working.
Make a Cycle
Make a 20-25 minutes study cycle in the class. Because students find difficult to pay their attention for a long time.
Involve Your Students
Learning is way faster with a team effort. Involve them, try to give out practical examples.
Now you know how to motivate your students and involve them in the classroom.