Building up pupil motivation

2016-06-07 06:00
Pupils who participated in the training. PHOTO: Bradley De Kock

Pupils who participated in the training. PHOTO: Bradley De Kock

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Parkhurst Primary School Grade 6 and 7 pupils participated in an exciting and motivational two hour training programme offered by B-All Training Academy.

The focus was on the improvement of language, memory and mathematics skills. Overcoming learning barriers within the classroom was one of the areas that were tackled.

Learners were made aware of the importance of developing their language abilities by reading thus building a solid vocabulary, and the importance of the role which a dictionary plays in a young pupil’s life. Pupils were given practical study tips and shown techniques how to consolidate the work within the classroom into their own lives.

“Many pupils have no idea how to process the information, which is taught during class hours,” says Bradley de Kock, founder of B-All.

De Kock trained them in ways to make school an integrated part of their lives and by doing it in a fun way.

“The programme was well presented and the learners were motivated”, says principal Ivan Coriazin.

De Kock’s tips for cultivating good school habits are as follows:

. Listen more and speak less.

. Eat properly; if pupils are hungry concentration is almost impossible.

. Get sufficient sleep; if you are tired it is even harder to focus.

. Exercise; certain hormones and chemicals are released making it conducive to studying.

. Build relationships; by sharing the information you are relaying it reinforces what you have learnt.

. Mental gymnastics; stimulate your mind by doing puzzles.

. Vocabulary building; learn a new word each day this will improve your vocab tremendously.

. Reading as a hobby; if you a strong reader keep it up if not then read for five minutes a day.

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