Steps to Success (by Charlotte Mooney)

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4 Responses

  1. louisa Mcmillan says:

    Dear Sir/ Madame ,
    I really need assistance on motivating students from a korean public school. I have a Korean co teacher who , destory any thing i do with students to help their English speaking ability to progess.

    I will take note of the above information. Any further information is greatly apprecited.

    Louisa Mcmillan

  2. Charlotte Charlotte says:

    Hi Louisa,
    Hope the above post helps you! What English level are your students? If their English is up to it, have you tried asking them what motivates them? I’ve found that asking the students to suggest motivational incentives works much better than coming up with them yourself. They’ll also be much more motivated if they have choice over what they are talking about – maybe you can have them take turns to give very short presentations on a topic of their choice?
    Good luck!

  3. Barbara Barbara says:

    Thank you for this, Charlotte! Motivation is one of the challenges we all have to deal with, as students and as their teachers! Often, children are in English class because their parents want them to be, not because they’re eager to speak a foreign language! I appreciate the clear steps you’ve provided as a way to track progress. This seems like a wonderful way to allow students to see how much they’ve learned, and that’s always motivating!

  4. Chris says:

    This is a great idea! Like you said in the article, it lets kids compete against themselves. It’s a lot less pressure for the students, and they are happier with their improvement, since they are not being compared to each other.