4 Ways To Continue To Motivate Your Students

Written by Anne Good

May 6, 2020

It can be hard to motivate students when we do not see students every day. Students might have lost motivation when school moved to online for various reasons but giving them some extra motivation might help them to finish the school year strong. 

Make a video saying how proud you are of them

Making a video of yourself is an easy and fast way to motivate your students. Whether you are teaching 1st grade or high school, a video is a great way for your students to see your face and know that you want them to succeed and are so proud of them. Going from being taught in the classroom to learning online can be very hard on some students and they might have lost all confidence. 

Send continuous feedback and encouragement

Sending your students encouragement and feedback on assignments can be very encouraging. Maybe they did an amazing job on an assignment or project, let them know that! Give them constructive feedback and help make them a better student.

Make assignments fun and engaging

Making assignments more engaging and fun is a great way to motivate you students. Giving them a fun activity like watch a video and write about it or act out a part of a play you are going over for class and record it. Another fun way to make assignments more engaging is give your students options for how they want to finish the assignment.

Create fun things for your students to look forward to

Creating at least one fun activity a week for your students could be a fun way to encourage them. Maybe it’s a weekly joke contest or meme contest or maybe its a Zoom dance party once a week. Having something to look forward to on a weekly basis can help the end of the school year go by fast! 

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