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I totally agree with your point of view that the children can be motivated, however, the adults need to be self-motivated.
Hi, Shoaib, I was such a student in my high school years. Well, maybe they have some bigger problems in their lives... so they can't concentrate. Dunno... just out of experience ...
Thanks a lot for your comment on this topic. You know, I do agree with you that they have some concentration issues. We just see and judge them from our perspective without taking their problems into consideration. Thanks again for your thoughts.
It reminds me of my first English teacher. She always give us smaill gift as incentives.
Oh Yes, I think that can work with some students.
I have gone throught below suggestions, which are very nice.
1. Students' English level and which part do they want to get first, vocabulary, speaking or writing?
2. Students' hobby ( English begain with their hobby)
3. Tell them more interesting stories about English.
I think these suggestions are very nice. Thanks for commenting Jenny. You are one of my top students.
When I was listening to Jacque Fresco I appreciated his tactic how he was teaching his child to read:
He is reading an interesting fairy tale and at some (mostly interesting) point he stops. Child asks to continue but Jacque says: "Want to know what would happen next? Learn to read!"
Maybe this strategy let you come up with some ideas.
Thanks a lot Martha for sharing this awesome strategy.