Raise the ‘Why’ Kids!
“Tell me & I forget,
Teach me & I remember,
Involve me & I learn”
“My daughter has very fewer scores in math, she cannot distinguish between the formulas”, a regular concern of a mother, in spite of sending her child to the best school in the state. Children have their own abilities and disabilities, making them unique to stand out in the crowd. But, no parent wants their child to stand out in terms of a disability. Neither the criteria of status nor finance would give an extra incentive to the intellect of a child.
Teachers can lecture, and it’ll go in through one ear and out the other, and, therefore, it’s not all their fault that we fail. Is it really true? The drop of the grades in selective students on a large scale justifies this truth. Even though, it justifies, it’s irrational to blame the teachers for drawing the standards as teaching an average student. The educational system or the curriculum would demand the completion of the topics in a minimal time, ignore the understanding by the students. In a regular classroom, learning happens as a requirement to get certified in life. Individual attention in a classroom becomes difficult due to large numbers and time constraints. Most of the regular classroom teachers may not be able to appeal to human instincts – the desire to be stimulated, entertained, and challenged. A child of today prefers infotainment and involvement than the monotonous action of pinning ears back.
Online tutoring provides the child an option to a one-on-one training in regard to their abilities and disabilities. Tailor made lessons are taught at the expense of the child’s requirement and convenience. Each tutor can adopt different teaching styles to involve the child in learning. Learning by the child is more important than how well the teacher teach. When children of today are told something, they tend to forget it, despite the fact that they don’t forget the same when seen on their social media profiles. Teach something to remember, only to forget in future is the pattern most teachers practice unknowingly. Children have to understand and be involved by stimulating their senses to learn in life. Children of today fancy visual aids and inquisitive methods for a better understanding. The varied online threshold which any child of the present era desires otherwise is used as the teaching methods which generate interest in them. Though they are open to a wider world of the internet, online teaching offers the best option for the parents to monitor the kids. Online tuitions offer a path to engage the child without worrying about pressure from their peers, a pace of learning that is not suitable and other such restrictions. Online tuitions increase the contact time that a student has with the teacher in time frames that fit the convenience of the student and the family. The lessons imparted, therefore, have a somewhat revolutionary feel, which is a great way to challenge the child while renewing or creating enthusiasm about the subject or subjects that ‘scare’ them.
“Treat a child as though he is already the person he is capable of becoming” has been a successful method for teaching by Haim Ginott, an Israeli Child Psychologist. They are given the liberty to raise opinions and judge what is learned. Their opinions are valued in an adult manner to build up their self-confidence. The child feels their worth and develops an indirect predilection towards learning. Tutors know that each student is an individual with her own set of talents and challenges. If a student truly worked her hardest and earned a C for her efforts, a tutor will still be proud. A child must be taught how to think than what to think as in the United States.
Getting help from an online tutor is a great first step toward getting a better grade, but it’s just that: a step. While a tutor can facilitate learning material in a new way or answer a student’s questions, children should be involved to educate themselves for a better tomorrow.
A teacher should fuel the curiosity in the child to raise their own opinions and motor their skills to a better learning. The generation of ‘WHY’ kids lead to a better growth of the nation.