Every child can be successful in school!

Is it possible? We dedicate this article to parents who are wondering how to help their children learn better and be successful in school.

Every child can be successful in school!
Every child can be successful in school!

Every child wants to be a good student. And every parent would like their child to return home from school satisfied, with praise and good grades. Is it possible? We dedicate this article to parents who are wondering how to help their children learn better and be successful in school.

You can see that your child learns for many hours, but it does not always bring the expected results ... Maybe you start to wonder if your child is talented and make sure that he learns more, you reduce the time to play, go out with friends, limit access to the Internet ... Is that the right way? Do you think this will increase your child's motivation to learn? I think you'll agree that most likely NOT!

Learning outcomes do not depend on how much effort we put into learning. It's a myth. Learning is not exercising in the gym. You should learn in your own way, in accordance with your own predispositions, in your own style. This is the only way to get good results. A student can sit for a long time over books, and at school, during an oral answer or test, it turns out that he has been eaten by stage fright - the knowledge has gone somewhere and he cannot recall the learned information.

Time for an individual approach!

Individualization is taking into account the needs of each student in the teaching process, as a result of which their motivation and self-esteem increase, and thus the phenomenon of school stress is minimized. Let us support learning in line with the natural potential of the child.

Individualization, that is, in your own way

We live in times of universal individualization, i.e. personalization of everything. Whatever we want to buy - we can adapt it to our needs and preferences: from cosmetics, through clothes, home furnishings, to cars. In everything we choose and what we surround ourselves with, our individualism, our preferences are manifested. And at school? At school, students are squeezed into a single learning pattern. And unfortunately they have to adapt...

how did your child learn before going to school? You remember? After all, a lot! So she is competent in many areas and can learn.

Is his enthusiasm for learning fading away in school? No, but when children start to have learning difficulties, - their self-esteem weakens and, in the absence of support, their motivation to make efforts gradually decreases. These problems most often arise because children at school have to learn various things - including things that they are not interested in and, moreover, in a way that is usually unfamiliar and inconvenient to them. All of this can cause them frustration and stress.

School stress (more and more)

People (including children) differ in terms of their resistance to stress. Some people cope better with difficulties, others such situations completely demobilize. Students who understand their strengths and weaknesses have self-esteem, thanks to which they react more constructively to difficult situations - they know what they can do to solve the problem, they have a strategy of action. Students who do not have such knowledge more often look to blame themselves, feel inferior, and often quit before they have a chance of success at school.

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It is often said that stress is motivating. This is only partially true. Strong stress can sometimes give us an adrenaline rush, but certainly in this state we will not prove how much we can really do in the exam. This is due to the fact that our intellectual reasoning abilities are then severely limited. Therefore, for example, when answering in school, the same student with the same knowledge fares much better if he is not upset.

Diversity - a multiplicity of problems or talents

The students are very different, they have different temperaments ("Your son is always on the classroom"), problems ("He can't concentrate at all"), predispositions and talents ("Polish is great, but weak in maths"). Yet each child learns differently and has different preferences. It cannot be that there is only one piece of advice for problems at school: learn more! This is not always a good solution. Poorer results indicate that the child's learning strategy is ineffective. This is where he needs to be helped.

It is worth realizing that school is attended by children who in the future will grow up to be IT specialists, journalists, doctors, carpenters or advisers ... Each profession has different abilities, talents and requirements. Various predispositions are present in a child from birth and do not become apparent until after graduating from school.

So is it the school's fault for not noticing it? The problem lies rather in the entire education system, which is much more focused on providing the knowledge provided for in the act than on developing the potential and skills of each child. The teacher does not get any tools to get to know, let alone support students in their development. It is difficult to individualize learning for thirty people in a class on one or two lessons a week without any help. In turn, students at school learn about many things, but certainly not about themselves, their diversity or effective ways of learning.

There is a saying that in order to teach Jan geography well, you need to know geography, but you absolutely need to know Jan - his needs, his potential, his learning style.

Unfortunately, children do not come into the world with a clear and consistent instruction manual - neither for us, nor for teachers, nor for themselves. That is why it is so important that everyone can get to know themselves first - understand and accept each other. Otherwise it is impossible to individualize teaching.