Useful Tips

How to keep motivation at school


The article presents a large number of tips for improving the motivation of students to study for parents and teachers. You will learn how to motivate your child to learn how to instill a love for the learning process itself, what incentives and incentives are there.

How can parents increase student learning motivation?

1. Discuss the importance of school and education with your child. It is very important.

2. Ask your child every day how his day went to school. Make sure he tells you the details.

3. Find out: was he given a homework or any project in the classroom that he should do.

4. If your child does not have any homework, make sure that they spend at least 30 minutes learning, viewing and practicing the lessons.

5. Read and talk with your child about any signs of his progress at home. If necessary, put some restrictions on his actions or do something about his bad behavior.

6. Encourage affirmative action. Do not focus your attention only on his negative actions or bad behavior.

7. Support your child, even if he has passed an exam or test poorly.

8. If your child has learning problems, he needs additional help from a teacher, home tutor.

9. Talk with his teacher about various alternatives or sources that can help your child if he or she has learning problems.

10. The most important thing: regularly be in constant contact with your child’s teachers who monitor your child’s performance and behavior at school.

11. Clearly set goals for the adolescent: what we want to achieve, what knowledge to possess.

12. Define and announce the deadlines for the implementation of the goal (when I fix it, I will learn).

13. If possible, determine the applied focus of training. (Why do I need to know how I will apply this in life?).

14. Clearly and timely monitor the results of the activities of your own child in the process of all work (study).

15. Develop methods of encouragement (praise with the whole family). Praise for the cause - stimulate motivation.

16. Positive, regularly support the teenager. Kind words and good advice are better than censure.

17. Create a positive incentive for learning at school.

18. Since the leading activity of a teenager is communication, grouping, training should occur through communication. Evaluate the positive actions of the child, ask for an opinion on the subject, discuss the subject with him.

19. Do not compare your teenager’s learning outcomes with classmates; this can lead to annoyance.

20. Love the child.

How teachers can increase student learning motivation

1. Providing partial freedom of choice.

2. Interest and joy should be the main experiences of the student in the learning process

3. When learning, it is necessary to take into account the needs, interests and aspirations of children.

4. The most powerful incentive in learning “It turned out. “The absence of this incentive means a lack of meaning in learning. It is necessary to teach the child to understand what is incomprehensible to him, starting with the small. Break one big task into sub-tasks so that the child can make them on their own. If, in some kind of activity, a child achieves mastery, then intrinsic motivation will grow.

5. The growth of self-confidence, self-reliance contributes to the strengthening of internal motivation.

6. Celebrate the achievements of the child. Evaluation of his achievements will help to continue training. For example, a list of successes can help make it self-contained.

7. Do not punish failure; failure in itself is a punishment. Fear and tension make learning difficult. Failures reduce motivation.

8. For students, the personality of the teacher is important (very often even the boring material explained by the beloved teacher is well absorbed).

9. Correctly present the content of the training material so that it is interesting.

10. Change teaching methods and techniques.

11. If possible, try in the lesson more often to turn to each student, carrying out constant “feedback” - to correct incomprehensible or incorrectly understood.

12. To give a student a mark, not for a separate answer, but for several (at different stages of the lesson) - to introduce a forgotten concept of lesson point.

13. Constantly and purposefully engage in the development of the qualities that underlie the development of cognitive abilities: speed of reaction, all types of memory, attention, imagination, etc. The main task of each teacher is not only to teach, but also to develop the child’s thinking by means of his subject.

14. Try, whenever possible, to integrate knowledge, linking the topics of your course with both related and other academic disciplines, enriching knowledge, expanding the horizons of students.

15. In every possible way to arouse in students an interest in learning - to be most interesting, to make interesting the methods of presenting information, and to make your discipline interesting.

16. The game is a powerful incentive for interest in life. It would seem that the game is only a matter of small children. But practice shows that this is not so. Game motivation is most effective in middle school age. The younger ones are more manageable, the older ones are more mature and purposeful. The middle age, on the other hand, must be grasped by something gambling and inspirational. Different ages dictate completely different games. This is due to those neoplasms that form in the human psyche as they grow older. Younger games are more linear, the younger middle ones are team games, the older middle ones imply a vivid realization in personal actions, in high school wagering and reconstruction of unfamiliar images, interesting and unusual models of reality become important. Each age finds its own in the game, and in general, game activity has a huge effect in the formation of a person’s personality, his knowledge and thinking.

17. Creating a situation of success, through the fulfillment of tasks feasible for all students, the study of new material based on old knowledge.

18. A positive emotional attitude, through the creation in the lesson of a friendly atmosphere of trust and cooperation, a bright and emotional speech of the teacher.

19. Reflection, through an assessment of one’s own activity and the activity of others, assessment of the result of activity, questions requiring multivariate answers (for example, “why was it difficult?”, “What did you discover, did you learn in the lesson?”, Etc.).

20. Entertaining, unusual beginning of the lesson, through the use of musical fragments, game and competitive forms, humorous minutes.

21. Inclusion of students in collective activities through the organization of work in groups, game and competitive forms, mutual verification, a collective search for a solution to a problem, the use of the “trial and error method”, and students helping each other.

22. An unusual form of presentation of the material.

23. Collaboration in the lesson, through joint solution of the problem and resolution of contradictions, heuristic conversation, educational discussion, highlighting the essential features of objects, classification, generalization, modeling.

24. Stimulating activities through evaluation, appreciation, verbal encouragement, an exhibition of the best works, the teacher providing minor assistance, complicating tasks.

25. Find out what is the reason for the low motivation of students: inability to learn or educational errors. After that, work with the problematic parties.

26. In raising the interest of the child in the educational process, contact with the child and a confidential atmosphere are very important.

27. Creating an atmosphere of enthusiasm, optimism and children's faith in their abilities and capabilities.

28. Apply new information technologies.

29. The game is the strongest motivating factor that satisfies the need of students in the novelty of the material studied and the variety of exercises performed. The game, namely, role-playing game provides ample opportunities for enhancing the educational process.