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How to Motivate and Engage Students in Learning

February 18th, 2013 Admin Uncategorized
How to Motivate and Engage Students in Learning

Lots of academic institutions and educators work to motivate students not only to improve the test scores but intend to retain students in the same institution. There is not a single theory that increases student’s motivation. It is the strategy laid down for the students to create a desire to learn the topic with interest, enjoyment, and self-fulfillment and thus achieve mastery in the subject.

Here are the strategies implemented by several academic institutions which showed great results:

  • Make classroom live with learning activities that connect the subject with student’s culture, interest, social lives and current happenings and events.
  • Offer choices and options to the students when they feel monotonous learning. Let them have their own voice by allowing them to choose a lab partner or selecting alternative assignments.
  • Be supportive by encouraging the students by listening to their questions and showing empathy being responsive to them.
  • Create challenges for students to master the subject. Give small opportunities where they discover the fact of having capabilities to succeed. Especially this works well with students who lack confidence.
  • Balance the challenge for students to maintain the zeal and expectations from the online tutor. Too easy task may create boredom communicating a message of low expectation where the tutor is unaware of a student’s capabilities. Difficult task may create anxiety in the student.
  • Help to develop strategy for students who are struggling with poor academic scores resulting in lack of confidence. Make them learn about how to learn.
  • Spend some time to discuss and review what was learned and how the student will undergo more practice. Develop and achieve short-term goals to come closer to develop long term goals.
  • Online tutoring serves the best keeping students engaged and highly motivated with strategic planning.

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