The head start you’re not expecting for
Objectives are achieved faster and with a higher quality by virtue of a motivation also by the little ones
We all know that motivation moves up a gear: objectives are achieved faster and with a higher quality by a motivation also by the little ones, as long as you strike the right chords...As educationists we’re lucky because you can get motivated, so motivation can be taught. It takes hard working and lot of dedication, sometimes lot of patience too, but the reward could be well above the effort...
- To have the opportunity to establish important relationships in the gaming environment
- To be actively involved in what they’re doing
- To have short-term and tangible objectives to reach.
Therefore, what should never be missing in a training session is the focus on development of these factors. Let’s see some suggestions on how to do it:
- Make them feel at ease, make them all feel important, sometimes engage them in extracurricular activities so they may strengthen the impression to be part of a significant group.
- Teach them in a pleasant and funny way, actively involving them in what they’re learning, without overloading them, making them try even if obviously at the beginning the will go wrong.
- Pay attention not to focus on mistakes compared to incentives to learn: motivation increases if you’re encouraged to improve, and not if you feel awkward, locked and discouraged to try again.
- Make them work on short-term, tangible, simple, clear objectives, possibly proposed one by one, so that each can act as a strengthening incentive for the next.