Friday, February 12, 2010
Motivation: The major key for active learning
Motivation is the most crucial element of a child's education.It is one of the primary causes of the range in score.Thus,inorder to maximize students' interest in learning,students must be motivated. Here are some ways I use to motivate my students: 1- I start every session by linking the lesson to students' everyday experiences,such as placing problems in real life context. 2- I manage time using stop watch.Students will be excited to finish their classwork on time. 3- I let students decide what they would like to do in every session by setting "Today's Plan" together. 4- I encourage students to concentrate on the learning process rather than the final outcome. 5- I focus on group activity and collaborative work,this allow students to share the thinking load and act as models for each other. 6- I implement active and student-involved activities to increase students' interest in the subject.