Education should be much more than sitting in a classroom copying off a whiteboard or out of a textbook. When a child feels engaged and passionate about the content they are learning, they are more likely to retain the information and actively participate in classroom activities. However, if you want your child to have a real passion for learning, then their minds need to be continuously stimulated. Lectures and boring homework aren’t going to cut it if you want to see your child excited to learn. Instead, placing them in an environment where they are working for themselves and not others, supported by tutors and engaged in lessons and clubs, you can see their passions grow.
Please keep reading to learn more about how you can help cultivate passion in your child by changing the learning environment they are in. This change may seem daunting at first, but the switch to online schooling can ensure your child feels excited about their education and, as a result, feel prepared for future exams.
Personal Growth Not Competition
It’s disappointing to see, but a lot of education in traditional schooling revolves around competition. Schools compete with one another to be the best in the area or even the UK. Teachers are expected to meet high expectations, and any student failures are placed on them. Teachers may even compete with one another to have the highest achieving class. As for students, the traditional teaching environment can cause tensions between students who only want to learn to seem better than others. This can lead to self-esteem issues and bullying down the line.
With online schooling, education is about improving the social, intellectual and emotional well-being of the students. It is about preparing them for their singular adult life, not grouping them with thirty other students and seeing who performs best. Our online learning platform and dedicated tutors enable students to feel passionate about subjects they once hated because they didn’t feel good enough. This means they will focus more on their progress and prepare with confidence for assessments and exams.
Dedicated, Supportive Tutors
One of the best ways for students to feel more passionate about their learning is to be taught by dedicated and supportive tutors who value them as individuals. Teachers who only care about their paycheck don’t have their heart and soul in their teaching. They may not care about their student’s achievement beyond its importance for their career and fail to create engaging and creative content on a personalised level.
When tutors care about the success of their students and have a passion themselves for the subject they teach, this can inspire their students. Children are more likely to feed off the energy of their tutors and find their passion for English, maths, science et cetera.
At Your Home Education, we understand the need for supportive tutors. All of our tutors recognise the needs of students and know how to engage them throughout the school day. Our teachers don’t end their support when the last lesson is finished, but rather ensure that your child is emotionally, socially and intellectually supported throughout their educational career.
Creative and Engaging Lessons
Injecting some creativity into lessons allows our tutors to create engaging activities for their students. By enabling students to be creative in their learning, they develop innovative thinking which encourages them to learn new things. Through creative group activities, our students can develop good communication skills as well as improve their emotional and social development.
We want all of our students to be passionate about their education. By using creative learning within our lessons, we allow students to be curious and actively partake in activities. And, through passion comes engagement, meaning students are more likely to listen to their tutors and retain information. This makes it easier for them to understand lesson content and achieve higher when it comes to taking tests and exams.
Subject-Centred After-School Clubs
Like we’ve stated, if a student is passionate about a subject, they are more likely to achieve highly. Our final tip for ensuring your children develop this passion for education is to enrol your student into a subject-centred after school club. This could be a film club for drama students, homework club for the children who prefer to work with friends or art club for the creative students.
We have a wide range of after school clubs for your children to take part in. By continuing to learn various subjects while socialising with friends and having fun, students can develop a passion for learning which impacts their attitude in the classroom. After school clubs are a simple but effective way for students to increase their passion without feeling like they are overwhelming themselves with extra lessons or learning.
Please check out our website to learn more about Your Home Education and how we can support your child’s educational needs. We have classes and tutoring for students from Key Stage 1 through to A-Level age, providing top-quality support and teaching. Everything we do is centred around our students, ensuring they are motivated and engaged and are willing participants in their education rather than bored and disinterested observers.