By Teachers, For Teachers
Education in America has been a hot topic in the news. Students are being compared with children from around the world, many reports claiming that children in America are falling behind. Politicians, educators, and parents are all wondering what can be done to ensure success for our children. Learning how to motivate students to learn is at the top of the list when it comes to excellence in our schools. Curriculum, materials, and first rate teachers are all key factors in developing fine minds. However, it is the drive to learn that will take children to the top. Here are 12 sure fire tips to motivate students.
1. Families need to give schools one hundred percent of their support. Parents need to set the ground rules at home, making it clear that their children are expected to behave and do what they are asked to do in the classroom. There are no arguments. They are going to school to learn, that is their job, and it is extremely important if they are to have productive lives in the future.
2. Parents need to emphasize the importance of an education. Families need to set a good example for their children, praising schools and teachers, explaining why children must learn. They need to provide a supportive environment at home, making homework a priority, studying with their children, and helping them with any projects. When there are special functions, parents need to make an effort to be there for their children to show that what happens at school truly matters.