The easiest way to pique your student’s interest is by making learning enjoyable and fun. At Connections Academy®, although K-12 students attend LiveLesson® sessions, there are ways to keep your student’s mind engaged outside of formal classes to boost their love of learning.
For example, students are likely to spend a considerable amount of time pursuing activities they enjoy outside school. Extracurricular activities are associated with a range of positive outcomes for children and adolescents. Finding ways to incorporate these interests is a great way to help them learn.
During a break in between lessons, you can do the unexpected. Instead of using that time as a traditional study session, create a stimulating experience that enforces learning. Let’s say your child is a soccer player. Take them to a park or venture to your backyard to tutor them in math while playing a soccer game.
For younger children, have them count the soccer balls and keep track of the score. For older learners, you can implement more-challenging areas like multiplication and division. Ask them to calculate your score average during the game. This is a fun and creative way to challenge students to learn more about their schoolwork.