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Learning is a lifelong process. But it cannot become an enjoyable one until done at a pace that is comfortable for a particular individual. As a teacher, your focus should be more on their quality of learning rather than speed. This is crucial because methods like rote or superficial learning may help your student pass in their exams but they won’t be able to remember much of what they learnt anyway or even put that knowledge to any practical use. You also need to keep in mind that while some of your students may grasp certain concepts quickly, others take more time to get there. So you can use the following methods to make their learning process much easier:

Be patient with them:


Teachers, like the rest of us, are human beings after all. It is natural for you to get exasperated when your student is finding it difficult to grasp something even after you’ve explained it multiple times. But if you react with anger towards them, it will really hurt their confidence and self-esteem. Not only that, but it will also end up making your students feel like failures. And that is the last thing any teacher would want for their pupils. The best way to deal with this situation would be to encourage them to keep trying as well as appreciate their efforts.

Reduce distractions:


Be it a physical classroom or an online one, the best way to make sure that all your students, both fast and slow learners, are studying the subject in an environment that is conducive to learning. And that can happen when there are no unnecessary distractions around them. Ask your students to do the same thing when they are studying in their homes. Doing so will allow them to focus all their energies on the subject at hand.

Shorter Study sessions:


The classroom sessions should be as brief as possible, with multiple breaks in between them. This strategy ensures that the workload or pressure on the students is at a bare minimum and manageable. This is especially important for slow learners because it allows them more breathing space to do some actual learning and reach their true potential.



Anyone who takes more time than others in learning needs that extra bit of care and attention. To achieve this, you need to be more accessible to them so that they can reach you whenever they need help. This also reduces their anxiety and gives them hope their teachers will be there whenever they need any sort of help or guidance. It is something that all teachers need to keep in mind whenever they are dealing with slow learners.

Use newer methods:


You can take the help of audio and visual materials to help your students with their lessons. Not only are these methods more interactive, but they also help them in learning at a much faster rate with better understanding. You can also use live examples to help your students understand the concepts better. These methods will register much more easily in their minds when compared to learning through books. You can use examples they can relate to. This will not only make the whole exercise fin but it will also give your students much-needed confidence which is essential for better learning.

These are some tactics you can use for all your students. Doing so will produce results that will not only help them in their learning in your class but also in other subjects.

This is a question that every teacher should ask. An inquisitive student is someone who not only takes a deep interest in learning the subject but also makes learning fun for those around him. So it becomes extremely vital for any teacher to find out what makes their students more interested in a subject and how to keep those interest levels high. We will try to discuss some methods to keep the students curious.

Reward this behaviour


One way to encourage any behaviour is positive reinforcement. As a teacher, it becomes your responsibility to encourage your students to be more inquisitive and should also make it a practice to praise them when they ask questions or bounce off their ideas about the subject, both within and outside the classroom. Not only will this encourage other students to follow this behaviour, but it will also have a positive effect on their overall learning.

Emphasize the quality of their queries


This is something that will benefit your students in the long run. One problem that teachers face is that sometimes the doubts asked by their students are not very clear. This creates an additional hindrance for both parties. To resolve this problem, teachers should highlight the importance of phrasing their questions in the right manner.

Concentrate on the body language of your students


While it is impossible to analyze every movement of all your students, there are some telltale signs that can tell you if your students are not understanding what is being taught in class. Sometimes your student may seem disinterested in class because of which they may start focusing elsewhere. Other times they may seem fidgety because they want to ask something but cannot do so because of a myriad of reasons. Their facial expressions might also portray a sign of confusion or puzzlement during class. Whenever that happens you need to ask them (either publicly or privately) if they need any help with the class. Instead of blaming them for not being able to grasp the subject, you can encourage them to spell out the thing that is bothering them. This encourages the students to open up and express themselves with no fear.

Encourage Creativity


Several times your students will better understand their lessons if they can witness the practical use of its concepts. There are several ways to do so, like practical experiments, essays, assignments, live projects, video demonstrations, etc. Not only will it force the students to think about the concept at hand but it will also help them come up with their own queries which are going to be resolved during the assignment itself. Another thing you can do as a teacher is to relate your concepts to current or popular events to give your students a better context. So instead of giving theoretical knowledge to your students about a particular topic, try to find news items that can help them not only understand but also relate to the subject.

Encourage Question


Your students should never blindly accept something just because their teacher or some other authority figure tells them to do so. Reasoning and logic should dictate their thought process. Doing so allows them to be curious about things happening around them. That is the only way to have an open-minded outlook towards everything in life.

It is important as a teacher to sow the seeds of inquisitiveness in the minds of our students to get the best out of them. Doing so is the best way to ensure that your students take an interest in your subject and grasp the concepts that you want them to learn.

Learning never stops. Irrespective of the life stage that you find yourself in, being able to know about something new every day is not only invigorating but also essential. But since like every good thing, learning takes its own sweet time. The challenge lies in utilizing this time in a more efficient manner.

So we have listed down five ways in which you can give a boost to your students’ learning abilities:

Taking Notes


Whether one takes notes during class, lecture or even a conference; writing what the teacher has said in their own words always helps in retaining that information for later use. Note-taking skills also matter because your kids can then understand the topic in a much better way. While taking notes, develop a consistent pattern by using abbreviations and symbols that help in saving time. Using phrases instead of a long sentence is always a good idea. But the most important thing is to write down only what’s important while leaving out the trivial bits. This is something that will come with practice.

Multiple study sessions of shorter duration


Almost all of us have been guilty of leaving our studies up till the last day before exams and pulling out all-nighters to somehow clear the exams. While this may look cool but it ends up adding immense and needless pressure. Instead, having shorter study sessions continuously during study term will be more beneficial. They are more productive and will also encourage a deeper understanding of the subject.

Proper Sleep


Sleep is something that students ignore in the race to complete their work before deadlines. But doing so comes at the cost of your ability to process information. There is a strong link between sleep and the speed of grasping new concepts. Deep sleep helps to increase the capacity of our brains to retain whatever we have learnt, provided that it happens within twelve hours of learning that piece of information. And getting a good night's rest is also good for your kids’ mental health.

Innovate while learning


While learning something new, it doesn’t help if keep doing the same thing again and again. There needs to be at least some modification each time they try to learn a particular concept. They can use mnemonic devices, modify their notes, or connect what they are learning with their everyday experiences. Not only does it decrease rote learning, but it also breaks the chain of monotony. This is important to keep both interest and attention levels up, which in turn helps to process what they are learning. But one thing that is important to remember that minor changes are the way to go. Trying to introduce too many new things will only end up confusing further, resulting in a waste of time and effort.

Learn to use more than one method

While it is important to learn through course/reference books and notes as it will help in exams, learn through different media like videos, podcasts, audios or pictures available in the library or the internet. This is proven to be a more effective method because it engages with and stimulates different parts of the brain. Plus, each medium has its own advantages, which will also lead to holistic learning.

Learning helps to widen the horizon to understand and interpret new things. But it doesn’t have to be a painstaking process at all. Nor does it have to be done under an immense amount of pressure or fear of failure. Using these five techniques will certainly help to improve learning abilities while making the complete process a much more enjoyable experience.