Motivating Your Child To
Achieve
“It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s just
that I stay with problems longer.”
-Albert Einstein-
The desire to do things..

a driving force
behind one’s
growth & success.
•
•
•
•
•
•

handle any task, no matter how difficult
begin tasks without having to be prodded
show serious effort & conce...
•
•
•
•

choose work that is easy
need lots of prodding to get started
put in minimal effort
show negative or apathetic at...
What Dampens
motivation?
 Fear of failure
 Lack of understanding the school work
 Frustration with inconsistent perform...
School is
boring

I’m
done!

II don’t
don’t
care
care
about
about
math
math

I’m
I’m
stupid ,,
stupid
Why
Why
try?
try?
What Fires
motivation?
Kids will be self-motivated to learn when
they
feel loved and respected
feel competent about some...
simple Ways to help
your chilD to be
motivateD
Communicate with your child

Talk kindly and honestly
to your child about her
interest and abilities.

Share your OPINION
...
Re-evaluate as
necessary
Make the
goals
measurabl
e
Make the
goals
specific
Write the
goals down.
Maintaining a
relationship with your
child’s teacher

Supporting the
programs at your
child’s school.

Keeping up with
you...
LEARNING STYLE
is a distinct way of how a
person acquires and
remembers information
VISUAL LEARNER
learns best by seeing
and watching
BASIC LEARNING •
CHARACTERISTICS•
OF VISUAL
LEARNERS

is good in spelling
can easily
remember faces
and names in
print
• c...
• Reads rapidly
• Learns to spell words in
configurations rather than
phonetically
• Is sensitive to colors/pictures
• Lea...
POSSIBLE
DIFFICULTIES IN
SCHOOL

• Having to take
action before either
seeing or reading
about what needs
to be done.
• Wo...
• Listening to lectures without
visual pictures or graphics to
illustrate.
• Working in classrooms with drab
colors.
• Wor...
AUDITORY LEARNER
learns best by listening
and talking.
BASIC LEARNING
CHARACTERISTICS OF AN
AUDITORY LEARNERS

• have a good understanding
of meaning and order of
words
• good a...
• has good memory for names but
tends to forget faces
• tends to spell phonetically
• notices easily sounds in his/her
env...
POSSIBLE
DIFFICULTIES IN
SCHOOL

• Reading quickly;
reads more than a
visual learner.
• Reading silently for
prolonged per...
• Taking his/her time answering the
tests that must be read and written.
• Living with enforced silence during
study time ...
KINESTHETIC
LEARNER
learns best by
doing and feeling.
BASIC LEARNING
CHARACTERISTICS OF A
KINESTHETIC LEARNERS

• Is a mover
• often writes everything –
over and over
• Is bett...
• Is good at sports or other
physical exercises
• likes to make something out
of paper
• reads action-oriented books
POSSIBLE
DIFFICULTIES IN
SCHOOL

• Having good
interpersonal skill.
• Having legible
cursive handwritingbetter with printi...
• Listening to lectures more
than four minutes.
• Difficulty in spelling.
• Communicating without
getting physically close...
• Recalling what is seen or heardbetter at recalling what is done.
• Expressing emotions without
physical movement and
ges...
Praise:
• Discusses results. “Great work
on the science quiz! You got an
A!”
• Uses opinion words such as
“good,” “great,”...
Encouragement:
• Notices effort and progress.
• Uses descriptive words.
• Can be given regardless of the
child’s performan...
• Expand your child’s point of view
• Get your child into the habit of reading.
• Strong belief that an adult will always be there
with love and support
• Ability to solve their own problems
• Ability t...
• Empathize with your child
• Provide your child with reasonable
choices
• Change your approach when it clearly
doesn’t wo...
•
•
•
•
•
•

handle any task, no matter how difficult
begin tasks without having to be prodded
show serious effort & conce...
Motivating Your Child to Achieve
Motivating Your Child to Achieve
Motivating Your Child to Achieve
Motivating Your Child to Achieve
Motivating Your Child to Achieve
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  • Motivating Your Child to Achieve

    1. 1. Motivating Your Child To Achieve
    2. 2. “It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s just that I stay with problems longer.” -Albert Einstein-
    3. 3. The desire to do things.. a driving force behind one’s growth & success.
    4. 4. • • • • • • handle any task, no matter how difficult begin tasks without having to be prodded show serious effort & concentration have a positive attitude toward learning & school work use coping strategies to get through rough times stick with tasks until completion
    5. 5. • • • • choose work that is easy need lots of prodding to get started put in minimal effort show negative or apathetic attitude about learning & school work • give up quickly when the going gets rough • leave many tasks unfinished
    6. 6. What Dampens motivation?  Fear of failure  Lack of understanding the school work  Frustration with inconsistent performance  Emotional problems  Desire for attention– even negative attention
    7. 7. School is boring I’m done! II don’t don’t care care about about math math I’m I’m stupid ,, stupid Why Why try? try?
    8. 8. What Fires motivation? Kids will be self-motivated to learn when they feel loved and respected feel competent about something  have some choice and control over learning
    9. 9. simple Ways to help your chilD to be motivateD
    10. 10. Communicate with your child Talk kindly and honestly to your child about her interest and abilities. Share your OPINION based on your OBSERVATION Have an agreement
    11. 11. Re-evaluate as necessary
    12. 12. Make the goals measurabl e Make the goals specific Write the goals down.
    13. 13. Maintaining a relationship with your child’s teacher Supporting the programs at your child’s school. Keeping up with your child’s assignments Creating a suitable environment Staying positive about school and schoolwork.
    14. 14. LEARNING STYLE is a distinct way of how a person acquires and remembers information
    15. 15. VISUAL LEARNER learns best by seeing and watching
    16. 16. BASIC LEARNING • CHARACTERISTICS• OF VISUAL LEARNERS is good in spelling can easily remember faces and names in print • creates mental photos/good at imagining things
    17. 17. • Reads rapidly • Learns to spell words in configurations rather than phonetically • Is sensitive to colors/pictures • Learns well upon demonstrations • Likes to take notes and to make lists to be read later
    18. 18. POSSIBLE DIFFICULTIES IN SCHOOL • Having to take action before either seeing or reading about what needs to be done. • Working in an environment with noise or movement. • Not responsive to sounds or music as background.
    19. 19. • Listening to lectures without visual pictures or graphics to illustrate. • Working in classrooms with drab colors. • Working under fluorescent lights which make him/her hard to concentrate.
    20. 20. AUDITORY LEARNER learns best by listening and talking.
    21. 21. BASIC LEARNING CHARACTERISTICS OF AN AUDITORY LEARNERS • have a good understanding of meaning and order of words • good at verbalizing concepts • good at telling stories
    22. 22. • has good memory for names but tends to forget faces • tends to spell phonetically • notices easily sounds in his/her environment • probably has ten excuses for everything • subvocalizes internally or externally for comprehension when reading
    23. 23. POSSIBLE DIFFICULTIES IN SCHOOL • Reading quickly; reads more than a visual learner. • Reading silently for prolonged periods of time. • Reading directions; unaware of illustrations.
    24. 24. • Taking his/her time answering the tests that must be read and written. • Living with enforced silence during study time when instructor is teaching—he/she can’t wait to talk. • Being distracted by sounds. • Seeing significant detail. • Refraining from expressing emotions verbally.
    25. 25. KINESTHETIC LEARNER learns best by doing and feeling.
    26. 26. BASIC LEARNING CHARACTERISTICS OF A KINESTHETIC LEARNERS • Is a mover • often writes everything – over and over • Is better at recalling what is done than what is heard or seen
    27. 27. • Is good at sports or other physical exercises • likes to make something out of paper • reads action-oriented books
    28. 28. POSSIBLE DIFFICULTIES IN SCHOOL • Having good interpersonal skill. • Having legible cursive handwritingbetter with printing or keyboarding. • Sitting still; tend to fidget and need to move.
    29. 29. • Listening to lectures more than four minutes. • Difficulty in spelling. • Communicating without getting physically close to another person.
    30. 30. • Recalling what is seen or heardbetter at recalling what is done. • Expressing emotions without physical movement and gestures. • Sticking with one activity for a long period of time.
    31. 31. Praise: • Discusses results. “Great work on the science quiz! You got an A!” • Uses opinion words such as “good,” “great,” “terrific,” and “wonderful.” • Is typically given when the child has performed as
    32. 32. Encouragement: • Notices effort and progress. • Uses descriptive words. • Can be given regardless of the child’s performance.
    33. 33. • Expand your child’s point of view • Get your child into the habit of reading.
    34. 34. • Strong belief that an adult will always be there with love and support • Ability to solve their own problems • Ability to focus on their own strengths • Regard mistakes as something that happens to everyone & something to learn from
    35. 35. • Empathize with your child • Provide your child with reasonable choices • Change your approach when it clearly doesn’t work • Support your child’s interests & talents
    36. 36. • • • • • • handle any task, no matter how difficult begin tasks without having to be prodded show serious effort & concentration have a positive attitude toward learning & school work use coping strategies to get through rough times stick with tasks until completion

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