Teaching children is something that requires passion and commitment. If children do not pick up what they are learning at a young age, it will be almost impossible for them to function properly when they get older. When children are in grade school, it is important for them to learn how to read. By the time a child is in 3rd grade, he or she should be able to read very well. Children will use reading throughout school, so it is necessary for them to learn the fundamentals of reading when they are young.
Here are a few tips to keep children ahead of the game:
1. Be Extra Clear It is important to be clear and concise when you are teaching any information to children. If you do not teach children information in a manner that is clear to them, they will become confused and distracted. Explain your instructions clearly and in a manner that is age appropriate. Children need to be able to understand exactly what you are trying to teach them in order for them to learn and excel.
2. Never Leave a Child Behind When you are teaching a child, never move forward until you are sure the child understands what you are teaching. Since children learn and comprehend at different levels, it is necessary to ensure each child completely understands the information you are teaching. If one child is left confused and you move ahead, that child will likely struggle and remain behind as you move forward. The child may then become disconnected and dislike learning altogether. This is especially important when you help kids learn to read. If they do not pick up on small sounds and words, they will become lost quite quickly. By the time a child is in 3rd grade, he or she should be able to read very well. It is important to implement 3rd grade reading practice on a daily basis. This will ensure each child is ready to move forward. If you do not move ahead until the child understands exactly what you are teaching, the child will grow to love reading and everything else they are learning.
3. Be Passionate It is easy to spot teachers who are not passionate about what they are teaching. It is also easy for children to tell when a teacher is not passionate. When a teacher has passion for what they are doing and teaching, the child will naturally feed off that passion. That will keep the child alert and ready to learn new things. It will also keep the child wanting to learn more, and happy about learning new things. Children have the ability to pick up on what the teacher is feeling. If the teacher is passionate in his or her teaching, the children will also become passionate. If the teacher does not have passion for what he or she is teaching, the children will learn not to care about school or learning.
It is important to understand each child on an individual level, and never leave out a child who is struggling. If children understand their lessons, they will excel and remain interested in what you are teaching.