The first main aspect of teaching that every teacher should learn about is regarding how to motivate students to study. Isn’t it difficult to understand the minds of students when you have newly stepped into teaching profession? If you have stepped into the world of spreading knowledge and you are looking for ways to motivate students, then you are at the right place! You are reading the right piece of information that will enlighten you about different tricks you can use to inspire student to learn and give them motivation for striving for knowledge.
So, let’s move forward to know all about how to motivate students to study.
1. Trust the capabilities of your students first!
Trust is one of the greatest aspects that will help the relationship between you and your students to be the strongest. Believing in them is the first thing you should do for motivating students to learn. It has been seen through research that a student takes interest in learning if teachers believe in his/her capability. If someone is bad in mathematics or any other subject that doesn’t mean that you will be looking down at the student or think that the student is not capable of doing anything. Every student has talent in different fields of education. It is the duty of a teacher to help a student discover the talent and help him strive for gaining knowledge in that individual field.
2. Be the source of encouragement:
Not always rebuking works for a student to finish a bunch of homework. Seeing huge amount of assignments to complete or homework to finish students become lazy and end up doing nothing. They start feeling studying troublesome and tiring. In such cases, a teacher should be someone who will radiate vibes of encouragement and inspiration. You can encourage your students to complete all the work by making it fun for them to do. Another best thing you can do is help them prepare a proper time schedule. The time schedule should be made in such a way so that the student gets to complete the pending work and also gets to relax as well.
3. Don’t make your classes boring by giving lectures only:
A student will be learning if that individual is working. Only listening to lectures does not increase the knowledge of a student. You should give works to students to complete during your classes. And while they are working go around to each student help them out with their difficulties and doubts. The more you get involved with your students in doing things the more they will learn from you.
4. Make the students learn together:
Unity is known as the greatest strength. Making all the students recite something together be it a poem, rhyme or a difficult word will help them remember things. When the whole class is reciting and individual student cannot help but learn that individual piece of knowledge.
To add more, you don’t always need to read out for your students. Ask your students to do it for you. Make the students read each paragraph of a chapter one by one. Doing this maintains a constant concentration in the class. Because, all the students will be waiting for their turns to read and ultimately they will pay full attention to what is being taught in the class.
Furthermore, inspire your students to student to help out each other. Ask them to explain things to each other. As spreading knowledge also increases knowledge and also their doubts regarding different things will get clear.
5. Making study fun is not difficult at all!
You don’t need to think that making study fun is a complicated or a big thing to do. Being passionate about your teaching is all that you need. By being passionate you will be easily able to add humor and speak out with open heart regarding inspirational stories or examples. And the main thing that you need to do is make student realize that they are successful. Making them feel so will inspire students to learn.
6. Don’t make students think that studying is the biggest burden of life.
Giving pressure to students by giving loads of homework does not mean that they will become as brilliant as Einstein. Doing so will not only take off their interest from studying but it will also take their interest away from you! Which you surely don’t want. Along with teaching you should also keep in your mind that it is essential for students to enjoy other things of life apart from striving for education. Give them homework that is truly necessary and essential for the to do. Also maintain some strictness and expect them to complete the homework you have assigned. Ask them for logical explanations if they don’t complete their homework. Also, explain them the importance of completing their homework on time in a friend manner.
7. Respect the feelings of your students and also think regarding their own self-respect.
If you notice an individual student facing trouble for coping up with academic activities, studying and completing homework then know that something is wrong. However, don’t ask any questions to the student regarding the problems in front of the whole class. The student will definitely not speak up and this will make his/her self-esteem low. Talk to that student alone instead. Be friendly enough to that student and give them the word of not disclosing anything about what conversation you both had. Think of plan together and then always inspire that student to go according to that plan.
8. If you see a student needs the attention of parents, get the parent involved.
It has been seen in many cases that academic failure of students is because of not getting enough attention of parents. And that lacking of attention of parents is because they don’t know what to do. You should interact with the parents and help them out regarding how they can improve their child’s performance in studying.
To sum up, all the methods listed above must have taught you a lot about how to motivate students to study. By following all the guides and by being passionate about spreading knowledge you can definitely increase motivation to study. The main thing that you should maintain throughout our teaching career is to make studying fun which will always inspire students to learn and seek knowledge.