14 Ways to Encourage Kids to Learn New Things
Are you looking for ways to encourage kids to learn new things? If so, keep reading.
1. Provide the learner a list of keywords, phrases, or main points to learn for each new concept introduced.
2. Compose sentences, passages, paragraphs, etc., for the learner to read that reinforce new ideas.
3. Get the learner to review new ideas each day for a short duration of time rather than two or three times per week for longer periods.
4. Give the learner chances to use new ideas regularly throughout the day.
5. Get the learner to highlight or underline keywords, phrases, and sentences from reading tasks, newspapers, magazines, etc.
6. Get the learner to quiz others (e.g., teacher, aide, peers, etc.) about new ideas.
7. Select a peer to take part in daily drill learning activities with the learner.
8. Do not require the learner to learn more information than they are capable of learning at any time.
9. Record essential information. The learner can replay the recording as often as appropriate.
10. Let the learner use resources to help them successfully perform tasks (e.g., calculator, multiplication tables, abacus, dictionary, a peer, etc.).
11. Make the learner use information resources (e.g., encyclopedia, dictionary, etc.) to successfully perform tasks.
12. Give the learner several times throughout the day when they can take part in drill learning activities with the teacher, aide, peer, etc.
13. Assess the appropriateness of the task to determine (a) if the task is too easy, (b) if the task is too complicated, and (c) if the duration of time scheduled for the task is sufficient.
14. Consider using one of the apps and tools from our many app lists. These apps are designed to help students who are experiencing academic difficulties.