Teaching Tip: Making Learning Enjoyable

Students often complain that they are bored in school. Research shows that students learn more when they enjoy what they are doing. Here are some ways you can bring a sense of enjoyment to your classes without compromising your instructional goals.
  • Introduce drama, song, and dance. Embedding what is to be learned within these forms can help your students to remember important information.
  • Break into routines with occasional elements of suspense and surprise. Anticipation, curiosity, and novelty motivate learning.
  • Make use of humor. The use of humor can relax your students and put them into a good mood for learning.
  • Don't be afraid of fun and games. Spelling bees and games such as Jeopardy can be very effective learning tools.
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