7 Best Ways to Keep Students Involved in Learning

7 Best Ways to Keep Students Involved in Learning

The joy of learning is something that anyone at any stage of their lives can experience because the journey of learning never ends. Nonetheless, the word “learning” reminds us of school, and the period of schooling is perhaps the most significant time in any individual’s life. It is important for teachers to represent learning as a fun and enriching process to students and admittedly, that is a tough job. The following tips or ideas are those that teachers can utilize to add flavor to their lessons, increase the enthusiasm and most importantly, leave a lasting impression on students that learning is fun!   IDEA #1: UNDERSTAND YOUR STUDENTS   Recognizing whether your students are in the right frame of mind to absorb information (by simply studying their facial expressions and body language) during lessons, is an art itself. It is difficult for students to continuously absorb information (back to back for different subjects), process them and let’s not forget that this happens for the...
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How You Can Make Maths Classes Interesting and Effective

How You Can Make Maths Classes Interesting and Effective

There’s a common stereotype that Asians are ‘innately’ good at mathematics, but you will find that this is unfortunately untrue in the case of Malaysia. In 2015, a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found the mathematics and science proficiency among 15-year-old Malaysian students to be equivalent to their peers in less economically privileged countries. Our southern neighbour Singapore was ranked first, while Malaysia was ranked 52nd out of the 76 participating nations[1]. Stereotypes of some students – and some ethnicities – being inherently ‘good’ or ‘bad’ at mathematics are unhelpful since educators should ideally aim to help each individual student attain his or her full potential. It is true that some students show up with more curiosity and aptitude for this technical and abstract subject than their peers, but it would be counterproductive to assume that their more disinterested counterparts are ‘destined’ for mediocrity. Whether you are teaching in a government school, private school, tuition centre or...
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