Keeping a class lively and suitable for learning is crucial in helping improve the performance of the students. It is important that proper measures are put in place to ensure that the classwork is appealing to the students and well undertaken.
The importance of class work
These days, unlike in the past, more concentration is being applied to extracurricular studies. As much as talents and interest are necessary, it is crucial to give the students the same opportunities to succeed in the future; so that when a given interest or talent doesn’t work out, the student can adapt dynamically and find something else to do.
This is why classwork is very crucial, and why every student needs to understand the need to perform well in math, and sciences. Here are some ways to improve classwork performance.
Improving classwork performance
Have students help in teaching
Sometimes, the teacher should just take a seat and have students do some of the teachings. For instance, if the teacher is giving a presentation, using a projector, he/she should have different students take over the role of presenting individual chapters. This gives a sense of importance to the student, and help them take an interest in the class work. This will also make sure that the students relax a bit and give their minds sufficient concentration to learn better.
Make the classroom a neutral environment
Most classes are far less neutral, with the teacher being the alpha and omega. This is to say that the teacher dictates everything, from how the class seats, when they should answer a question, etc. A classroom should be neutral in that the teacher allows the students to freely express themselves. This creates an environment where a student can admit that they don’t understand something, and have the teacher help them. It will also assist the student to determine if they like a particular class.
Give real life examples
Relating real life experiences with class work is good. If you are teaching science, be sure to quote how certain processes or concepts are applied in real life. This will help the students associate what they are learning in class with items or processes in the real world. This makes understanding much easier.
One thing that terribly lowers the morale of students and reduces their general performance is competition. While competition has its advantages, it should be kept out of the class. Quality work should be rewarded by effort, and have the students that perform well, help the others catch up.