How to Encourage Active Student Learning

motivate studentsIt’s the beginning of the new school year and you need to establish how to encourage active student learning from the beginning.  The best teachers operate under the pretense that education is an interactive experience and not about rote lecturing.

Motivating students to be engaged and active learners can be a difficult challenge especially since not all students excel in the same subjects, or even have similar styles of learning. There are a variety of things that all teachers can do to help facilitate learning.

How do you keep students engaged in their lessons?

If kids are motivated to learn, they tend to participate more.  One way to keep students engaged is to ask questions and to take into consideration the feelings of their students. By creating lesson plans in advance, a teacher can make things fun, engaging, and interactive. In addition, planning lesson plans ahead of time and having a well-organized classroom will make everyone’s life less stressful.

Many students like working in groups or doing projects that don’t involve sitting at a desk and simply reading from a textbook. Students who work together retain more information and learn better.  In this day and age, the best teachers incorporate technology into their lesson plans since that is what kids enjoy and are motivated by these days.

Kids get bored easily, but these tips can help you to motivate and support students.  For more about how to encourage students to be more active learners, read the original article here:
How to Motivate Students, Etc.: Advice from Real Teachers

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