Grabbing and holding the attention of learners
Discussion started by Ingrid de Graaf , on 06 July 09:27 AM
I give extra English lessons for grade 7learners who struggle and fall behind in the class. It's mostly boys. They don't misbehave but they don't pay attention and get bored easily. The one boy has ADD and I struggle to get him to work. How can I make English interesting and fun without the learners losing interest?
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well with me it was another story. the project was on friday and on loction. normally in township friday is a busy day. people have tat mantality that friday afternoon is not a working day. that mantality has being install the kids. once is friday everything has to stoip. imagin tell kids to do homework on friday.
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 09:02
We managed to grab the children's attention by giving them an opportunity to improve their results and through this we saw the individual perseverance and the group improvement. The children see what their instruction is and they have the opportunity to do this the first time and then the second time they are given the option to improve and better their marks and see where they had gone wrong. The children loved this concept because it was a self assessment and it was a competition among the peers to see who had the biggest improvement. The children never seemed to be distracted as we made sure that there were + - 15 children to two teacher and the children had good one on one contact and didn't have the chance to find something else to concentrate on.
Monday, 31 October 2011 09:47
I find it important to use different teaching methods so that you can accommodate each individual learner. Its important to make lessons fun so that you grab their attention and allow them to concentrate on the task. By using exciting media and teaching aid you can make learning fun and you will see a difference in there willingness to learn.
Monday, 31 October 2011 08:43
Never make the work assignment too long. Rather do more work with the child but with short assignments. Keep their attention by placing yourselve in their shes.Make the environment happy, friendly and safe.
Thursday, 27 October 2011 13:12
You could maybe ask him which comics he likes. Then you could maybe find a book that would grab his attention. Set up worksheets about the comic book. Make the work interesting. Show him that language could be fun and not boring.
Thursday, 27 October 2011 10:29