Prof. S. Smith
April 14, 2011
Motivating students to learn better way
Motivation is the process of motivating someone or driving them forcefully towards something in a positive way. Describing about a particular task and explaining is not enough to help out someone, especially in case of students. The right orientation and basic guidance is as important as descriptive idea.” Shoot for the moon. Even if you will miss, at least you will land among the stars.”(Brain Littrell). Looking at something difficult or out of interest and leave it thinking that you cannot do it, is an option but the better option is to take a decision for giving it a simple try. But the question is about what we can call the motivation to the students. Just telling them or driving them towards positive facts of a particular area becoming a part of it yourself.
“Sometimes teacher will say, Read to the bottom of the page.”(Hall, Leigh A.). That’s the usual thing that we get to hear from the teacher. There is nothing bad in it but all students cannot do the same thing and get the information as easily as others do. Some students find problem reading and understanding themselves the equal meaning and purpose of the context. Feeling themselves so rough and difficult in such a situation, they end up with saying: nothing of my interest, I don’t want to do it or something like this. But is this behavior favorable and acceptable. In my opinion, this is not really the only way to handle. Providing the students with the enthusiasm is another way that you can do about it.
Motivating a student and describing the positive point about the aspects of that particular area, that seems really difficult to a student, can help him/her in a better way to come up with the results. The fear of not getting through the subject or not understanding is the biggest and basic reason for students to skip through the context. In one way, this fear is created by the teacher when...