21 Ways to Motivate Kids to Be Prepared for Learning Experiences

Are you looking for ways to motivate kids to be prepared for learning experiences? If so, keep reading.

1. Praise those students who finish their tasks at school during the time given.

2. Make sure that failure to be prepared for designated learning activities results in loss of the chance to take part in learning activities, or give a failing grade for that day’s learning experience.

3. Get the learner to create a routine (schedule) and utilize a weekly schedule. Get the learner to create a chart for daily school tasks to be finished.

4. Make sure that homework is designed to drill learning activities rather than introduce new information.

5. Give the learner a book bag, backpack, etc., to take homework tasks and learning materials to and from home.

6. Do not require the learner to learn more information than they are capable of learning at any time.

7. Find resource staff members from whom the learner may receive additional assistance (e.g., librarian, special education teacher, other staff members with expertise or time to help, etc.).

8. Make sure the learner knows that tasks not finished and turned in on time must still be finished and turned in late.

9. Give the learner written instructions to follow for all designated learning activities.

10. Make positive remarks about school and the importance of finishing tasks.

11. Plan the learner’s time at school so homework will not be appropriate if they take advantage of the school time given to finish tasks.

12. Make sure the learner has all the learning materials appropriate to finish school tasks (e.g., pencils, paper, erasers, etc.).

13. Conference with the learner’s parents to discuss appropriate ways to help their child with school tasks.

14. Limit learning materials needed.

15. Introduce the learner to other resource persons who may be of help in doing homework (e.g., other teachers, the librarian, etc.).

16. Show assignments/tasks in the most attractive and exciting manner possible.

17. Give individual assistance to the learner to help them prepare for designated learning activities (e.g., time set aside during the day, study hall, after school, etc.).

18. Give the learner a list of appropriate learning materials for each learning experience of the day.

19. Give the learner structure for all academic learning activities (e.g., specific instructions, routine (schedule) format for tasks, time units, etc.).

20. Make sure that the learner knows the relationship between unacceptable behavior and the consequences that follow (e.g., forgetting to finish their school tasks will result in a low grade).

21. Consider using an education app to help the student sharpen their organizational skills. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.

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