Learning Strategies to Achieve Success in School

As class master for almost two years already (class 6C), I couldn’t notice the fact that gymnasium children have many difficulties when we talk about learning. So, having endless discussions with them I tried to make a list of effective strategies in order to help them.

Here are a few ideas for students:

1. Setting specific, achievable goals: This can help you focus your efforts and give you a sense of progress as you work towards your goals.

2. Creating a positive learning environment: This can include finding a quiet place to study, eliminating distractions, and creating a comfortable and organized workspace.

3. Using active learning techniques: Instead of simply reading or listening to lectures, try to engage with the material in a more hands-on way. This could include asking questions, participating in discussions, and solving problems.

4. Reviewing and summarizing: Reviewing and summarizing the material you have learned can help you better understand and remember it. You can use note-taking, creating mind maps, or making flashcards to help with this process.

5. Varying your learning activities: Mixing up your learning activities can help keep you engaged and can also help you better retain the material. For example, you could try reading about a topic, then watching a video about it, and then discussing it with a group.

6. Seeking additional resources: If you are struggling to understand a concept, don’t be afraid to seek out additional resources, such as textbooks, online articles, or tutors.

Also, there are many ways in which parents can support their children’s learning at home. Here are some ideas:

1. Create a positive and supportive learning environment at home. This can involve setting aside a quiet and well-lit space for your child to do their homework, making sure they have the supplies they need (e.g. pencils, paper, a calculator), and providing encouragement and praise for their efforts.

2. Stay involved in your child’s education. Attend parent-teacher conferences, stay up-to-date on their progress, and communicate with their teachers regularly to find out what your child is learning and how you can support their learning at home.

3. Encourage your child to take an active role in their learning. Help them set goals for what they want to learn, and encourage them to take ownership of their learning by asking them to come up with their own questions and ideas.

4. Provide opportunities for hands-on learning. This can involve doing experiments, building projects, or going on field trips to places that relate to what your child is learning in school.

5. Make learning fun. Incorporate educational games and activities into your child’s daily routine, and encourage them to pursue their interests and passions through reading, writing, or other activities.

6. Encourage a growth mindset. Help your child understand that it’s okay to make mistakes and that learning is a process that requires effort and persistence.

School success also involves creating a positive and supportive learning environment for children in school. There are a few key factors to consider when setting up a learning environment that will help students succeed:

1. Physical setting: The physical setting of the classroom or learning space should be organized, clean, and comfortable. This includes ensuring that there is enough space for students to move around and work comfortably, as well as ensuring that there are sufficient materials and resources available.

2. Social and emotional support: Students need to feel safe, supported, and valued in order to be able to learn effectively. This means creating a classroom culture where all students are treated with respect and kindness, and where students feel comfortable asking questions and seeking help.

3. Clear expectations and routines: Establishing clear expectations and routines helps students feel more secure and helps them to understand what is expected of them. This includes having clear rules and consequences for behavior, as well as establishing routines for completing tasks and assignments.

4. Engaging and relevant curriculum: Students are more likely to be engaged and motivated to learn when the material is relevant and interesting to them. It’s important to choose a curriculum that is aligned with state standards and is challenging but attainable for students.

5. Technology and resources: Providing students with access to technology and other resources can enhance their learning experience. This includes things like computers, tablets, and other digital tools, as well as books and other materials.

By creating a positive and supportive learning environment that addresses these key factors, you can help set your students up for success in school.


prof. Nicoleta Popescu (București)

Colegiul Național Mihai Eminescu (Bucureşti) , România
Profil iTeach: iteach.ro/profesor/nicoleta.popescu5

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