The classroom sessions by Rick Lavoie aim at providing valuable tips to parents and teachers to unleash any child’s enthusiasm and spirit. The five basic points he talks about in his sessions are listed below:
1. Why do we use competition in class?
2. 85% of motivation among kids can be achieved through games, quizzes, sports and extra activities.
3. Children often develop self-esteem at the age of 17. We can inculcate the same at a much tender age through motivation.
4. A person who is motivated is the one who thinks has great chances to win.
5. The concept of “The best vs. Personal best”.
“Why do we use competition in class?” was the first question Rick asked during his session and most of the audience had a common answer which was “to motivate”. Yes, motivation results from competition. According to him, the motivational breakthrough will modernize the way teachers, students and parents reach out to motivate all kids at a younger age. He conducted a survey and found that 85% of motivation among children can be achieved with the help of teaching tools such as games, quizzes, sports and extra-curricular activities.
One of the very important facts he pointed out was that children usually develop self-esteem at the age of 17. With the help of motivational programs and individualized education we can inculcate this habit among them at a tender age. He strongly feels that a person who is motivated is the one who thinks he has good chances to win. Class teachers should keep this in mind and accordingly conduct quizzes and events to arouse competition among students. He also emphasises on the concept “The best vs. personal best”. According to this concept, an individual’s competition is not with his peers; instead he competes with his own self.
With motivational programs conducted at school levels, parents and teachers can well assure to impart not just self confidence among kids but also help them understand that after all this is how the real world looks like!