Sometimes, even a funny cartoon can be what you need to make them have a laugh and never forget the subject.Students think that, at the end of the day, they are at school so they can get ready to get good jobs in the future.Sitting in a classroom for a whole day is hardly anyone’s ideal day, especially if you are young and full of energy.
Sometimes, even a funny cartoon can be what you need to make them have a laugh and never forget the subject.Students think that, at the end of the day, they are at school so they can get ready to get good jobs in the future.
This is how most of the people (parents included) see school nowadays, unfortunately.
So take advantage of it, and try to relate your subject to how it can be applied in a work environment.
But just how well are schools actually equipping students to become functional members of society?
While few could question the value of reading, writing, and arithmetic, is this really everything we need to know?
The human voice can be very hypnotizing to some people, and others are easy distracted by it, as you know.
Bring videos, music, slideshows, toys and games, tell stories, bring in a special guest for a talk.Try taking them to museums, beaches, for a nature walk, or even to the school’s backyard.Even the fresh air on their face might help to keep them alert and more interested.Lack of interest can be caused by difficultly concentrating, family problems, emotional difficulties, learning disabilities, and many other factors.Sometimes it’s just plain boredom – not everything is about fun all the time.Do not start the conversation about the new subject telling them about a test on the material.Unless the assessment will be more engaging and fun (think Project Base Learning, inquiry learning, etc), this should be the final part of the process and not a source of anxiety.And not only after you distribute the tasks but from the very beginning.Ask them for input on the subject that will be presented, which resources will be used and how they will be evaluated. To avoid students’ sleeping on their desks during your presentation, try using multiple resources.If you know about their hobbies and goals, you may be able to better relate the subject to their lives.Getting the best from your students might not be easy – but we should try to achieve it all the time, ‘boring’ subjects included.