School may seem to drag on forever and you may be waiting for the day it all ends. Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but learning never ends. It may not seem like it now, but what everyone older says about “school being the best time of their life” is the absolute truth. After your formal education, you will rarely find yourself spending that much time with your friends. As such, you should learn to enjoy yourself to the fullest and take in all the opportunities that awaits you at school.
It may seem like a herculean task, but learning to enjoy studying will turn your education into a magical experience. There will surely be subjects that you are more interested in and relatable to your future career, but learning everything you are taught equally will keep more doors open for you in the future. You might not be able to change your teacher or the way the course is taught, but a few changes to your perception will greatly enhance your own experience.
- Find practical uses for the knowledge. If it is music, learn to play the songs you like. if it is history, learn history about your country and watch it impact your understanding of films, tv shows and even your parents/grandparents. Finding a practical use for your knowledge will give you the drive to pay attention, as well as to do additional research.
- Set goals for yourself. Goals help you push and give you something exciting to achieve. If your friends also lack motivation, create a contest amongst yourselves so that you will have someone to push you forward. As with all goals, you need to make sure to answer the questions: Why, When, and How. For example, if you want to achieve a high mark in your next history test, your goal may look like this: “I will study 3 times a week for the next 4 weeks by reading through assigned readings and creating 1/2 page notes per chapter. This will help me achieve a score over 80.”
- Learn through games / Turn it into a game. Unlike goals, using games or turning your learning into a game can dramatically increase your retention rate. Most people find that Assassin’s Creed does a great job of teaching history. Math is required in a lot of card games, board games and probability games.
As an English teaching company, Indogro understands that language can be a boring subject if done incorrectly. That is why all our Native Teachers are specially screened and trained to provide a learning environment that is both attentive and varied. We utilize kinesthetics into a subject that usually only requires reading, speaking and writing skills. Classes also focus on modern day speech, slang and meanings, so that students can hold English conversations with anyone, regardless of country.
Learning English with our Native Teachers is an experience that all students want to be a part of.