16 Ways to Teach Students to Embrace Tasks and Learning Experiences
Are you looking for ways to teach students to embrace tasks and learning experiences? If so, keep reading.
1. Show the learner that work not done during work time must be done during other times (e.g., leisure time, break time, after school, etc.).
2. Give the learner a responsibility to be performed at several times throughout the day.
3. Show tasks and duties in the most attractive and exciting manner possible.
4. Talk regularly with the learner to maintain their involvement in tasks, duties, etc.
5. Make the appropriate adjustments in their surroundings to prevent the learner from experiencing stress, frustration, anger, etc., as much as possible.
6. Let the learner attempt something new in private before doing so in front of others.
7. Find variables in their surroundings that cause the learner to avoid situations, tasks, or duties; lessen or remove these variables from their surroundings.
8. Diversify the learner’s tasks and duties so the learner does not get tired of doing the same things.
9. Restrict the number of tasks and duties for which the learner is responsible. As the learner shows the capacity and ability to finish duties on time, slowly increase the number of tasks and duties.
10. Make sure the learner has all the appropriate learning materials to get tasks and duties done on time.
11. Do not accept excuses. The learner must know that, regardless of the reasons, it is appropriate that they take responsibility for not turning in a task, losing pencils, etc.
12. Take into account those things the learner may be trying to avoid. If something unpleasant is causing the learner to pretend to be sick, do all you can to eliminate or lessen the cause.
13. Provide the learner a special job for tasks (e.g., collecting math papers, passing out learning materials, sharpening pencils, etc.) to do when the learner finishes their work.
14. Provide instructions in a compassionate rather than menacing manner (e.g., “Please turn in your math paper.” rather than, “You had better turn in your math paper or else!”).
15. Sit down with the learner and discuss a list of tasks, duties, etc., that they need to do.
16. 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.