Quality early childcare and education can make a tremendous impact on a child’s life. As teachers, it’s important to create an environment where children can reach their highest learning potential and grow to be strong thinking individuals. As you help prepare your students for kindergarten and beyond, here are 3 ways you can teach your students to love learning:
- Be a Supporter
When you create a classroom tone that welcomes children’s ideas, you’re creating an environment where children can feel free to express themselves without the fear of being wrong. Help your students grow to be successful learners by praising their strengths and creativity.
- Encourage Problem Solving
By asking your students open-ended questions about their learning, you’re inspiring them to move to higher levels of thinking and problem solving. These questions invite children to think creatively and critically about what they’re doing.
- Foster a Sense of Independence and Identity in the Classroom
Create a physical environment that fosters children’s feelings of independence and identity. Try adding their names and symbol labels on personalized spaces around the classroom. This can help students feel connected to the classroom and what they’re learning.