Upon completion of secondary education, many students choose to go to colleges or universities. With learning resources more abundant than ever, some wonder if there is value in a university degree. Students may learn for free from websites or read many books from the library and acquire a vast amount of knowledge. All of this is true.
Importance of going to university to obtain knowledge and skills
Universities are training grounds for life
Just like school equips a child with lessons in cooperation as well as academic material, studying at a university can help a person learn to function on the adult level on projects, writing papers and conducting science experiments, among other things. Fellow students become “colleagues.”
Workplaces recognize a standard of learning based on a degree
It can be easier to get a job when one has a university degree. You can teach yourself and learn much, but self-learning is better as a supplement (not a replacement) to a college degree.
Learning from an expert is valuable
University professors are often experts in their fields.This equips students with apt knowledge in their respective areas of specialization to enable the to become very competent.
University graduates tend to make more money than those without qualifications
Higher salaries can lead to a better quality of life and more ease at affording the life one wants.
Universities are centers of research
They are gateways to cutting-edge resources and information Being a student allows one access to the most up-to-date information, something that may take months or years to be available in books to read.
Universities are collections of some of the brightest students
Being around other great minds can spark new ideas and encourage interest in new areas.
Students from many backgrounds come together
Life is full of diversity. For some students, especially those from small towns, going to a higher institution of learning such as a university may provide them with the first opportunity that they’ve had to meet people from another culture. Learning about other people is a valuable part of the college experience.
Universities continue to remain relevant in the 21st century. Experts, world-class research, and meeting new people from diverse backgrounds are a few of the important aspects of attending a university. Learning is a lifelong endeavor, and one of the best ways to keep learning is by attending these high-level institutions of learning.…
One of the biggest challenge teachers face nowadays is students not being attentive. All their efforts and hard work are going down the drain if the students are not attentive in class. Studies have shown that only sixty percent of the whole class is attentive during lessons.
Different students have different types of capabilities; that means these students will have different grasping powers, understanding time, calculating speed, etc. So here are some ways to make your students more attentive and be their friend.
Keeping the class attentive
A refreshing start
Always start a class with a fresh environment. Don’t always indulge in individual tasks. Try to be different by giving group tasks; this method can make sure that every student is being included. This will induce the spirit of teamwork among the students.
Different types of tasks
There are a lot of tasks which will not only make the class interesting but also make the students participate. Some of these ways are:-
Arranging a question-answer session after each class which will make the students listen the whole time.
Arrange different group activities and later emphasize on what you think was best in each cluster. This will boost up their confidence.
Hear them out. Listen to what they think about other student’s work.
Taking a short break to bounce on an exercise ball and outdoor playtimes will be helpful.
Taking a small snack break would also be a good idea.
Be interesting throughout the lesson
You have to make sure that you create an exciting environment for the student to be attentive. That can be by
Building curiosity for learning by giving “teasers”.
Ask question after every 2-3 paragraph to any random student among the class.
Give different examples of their favorite cartoon or video game to build up interest.
End class with a small assignment
For the final ten minutes find out what students think about the lesson, what are their views, what they found most interesting during it and tell them to sum it up on a piece of paper. For effective participation consider grading it.
Sometimes teaching can be stressful. But being a friend instead of a teacher will help a lot. Children mostly struggle to pay attention, but when they’re given a task they are view-as challenging or hard, they’re even more likely to abandon before truly trying. There is always a way, and the above-mentioned ways would help you in making your students more attentive. After all the first step towards learning is paying attention.…