While it’s true that academic performance isn’t everything, a good education is the foundation of personal growth and development. You wouldn’t want your child to skimp on learning, discovering, and exploring new things!
Here are just a few teaching strategies to incorporate into your little one’s everyday life:
Cooperative learning is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of your child puzzling out a problem on their own, he works together with others to reach a consensus. This strengthens both social and creative thinking skills, and helps foster healthy communication between peers.
This teaching method is popular in math and science classes where basics must be mastered before moving on to more advanced concepts. Everything builds on top of itself. However, you can also apply this learning style to non-STEM subjects, so don’t be afraid to use it in your entire curriculum.
If your child is struggling with his motivation to learn, it could help to turn lessons into games! For example, if he’s studying a new language, let him earn points for each new vocabulary word he remembers. This is a simple but effective way to keep children engaged even during “boring” tasks like memorization.
These are just a few techniques for personal growth and development that can help your child succeed in every aspect of life. For more information, contact Alpine Montessori of Millburn. We’d love to discuss your child’s future with you!