By appealing to their interests and utilizing technology, we can motivate our students to not only do their homework, but actually like it. Do you have any tricks or tips that you would like to share? Janelle holds a Master's of Science in Education from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.
Getting homework done can be a difficult process for a child.
With increased technology in education, coupled with student interest and study buddies, there a way to learn how to motivate students to enjoy doing their homework. The key to homework success is simple; make it fun, interesting, and relevant.
If you want them to enjoy their homework, incorporate what they know.
Studies have shown that when teachers merge student interest into their homework assignments, students are more likely complete the assignment.
Appealing to student interest is a great motivator that keeps them engaged, as well as enjoying their work.
The concept of a study buddy isn’t something new, it’s actually been around for a very long time.
There is an abundance of research that proves group assignments can be highly effective.
For example, if students are used to writing out the definitions for new words, mix it up by having students create a symbolic representation of the word instead.
Give homework assignments that make learning personal.