How Do I Release My Students’ Natural Zest and Curiosity for Better Learning?
Gain multiple strategies for spurring student curiosity on a day-to-day basis as well as throughout the course. Explore surprising but practical ways to connect with students and get their feedback and incorporate it in your teaching methodology.
Turn students into learners by unleashing their curiosity
Studies have shown that students who are deeply interested in their coursework perform better academically.
Their brains make more connections, their learning becomes more effective, and they care more about the work. With the right techniques, a teacher can unlock a student’s natural enthusiasm for a rewarding educational experience.
Igniting that hidden wellspring of interest and attention in your students is explored in How Do I Release My Students’ Natural Zest and Curiosity for Better Learning?, the 20-Minute Mentor from Magna Publications, now available for purchase.
Dr. Lolita Paff, of Penn State Berks, defines the concepts of zest, curiosity, and interest, how they work together in the classroom, and what teachers can do to unleash students’ abilities.
You’ll get multiple strategies for spurring student curiosity on a day-to-day basis as well as throughout the course. You’ll learn surprising, but practical, ways to connect with students and solicit their feedback. Than, how to incorporate it in your teaching methodology.
Assignments for leveraging student curiosity beyond the classroom will be revealed. You’ll discover when to offer incentives, immediacy strategies for holding the class’s interest, and effective tips for posing high-interest questions.
Sparking and nurturing student curiosity and zest can become an unexpectedly fulfilling activity for teachers that will result in a scintillating classroom experience for both parties. Learn these techniques when you buy this video.
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Acquiring a clear understanding of the meaning and power of zest, curiosity, and interest is just the first part of How Do I Release My Students’ Natural Zest and Curiosity for Better Learning?
After seeing how these concepts affect student performance, viewers of this video will be able to:
- Make students feel more positive and energized
- Gain strategies for spurring student curiosity on a daily basis
- Use unanswered questions to frame classroom discussions
- Get techniques for increasing curiosity throughout the course
- Discover questions that get students involved in the material
- Turn the course into a collaborative exercise while still maintaining teacher control
Benefits of Viewing
Firing up students to care more deeply about their coursework is a primary goal of teaching. With the strategies that you’ll discover in this video, you’ll get surprisingly simple but effective methods to get students to pay greater attention and work harder at mastering the material.
After viewing this video, you will:
- Make the course material relevant and timely to your students
- See how your speaking and gestures can influence student engagement
- Get students to think about course material inside and outside class
- Add practical applied assignments to drive enthusiasm
The strategies in this video can be used in almost any kind of course in any academic department. Applying these ready-to-go actionable ideas can help you turn your students into lifelong learners. Buy your video now.
Lolita Paff, Ph.D., is an associate professor of business & economics at Penn State Berks. She teaches accounting and economics courses in face-to-face, hybrid, flipped, and online formats. Recent scholarship focuses on class participation and discussion, online interaction, and engagement. She leads faculty development workshops on a variety of topics and is the chair the 2015 Teaching Professor Conference.
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