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 How do I motivate my child to do more and go beyond his own standards ?

How do you speak with your child who happens to be in a class that has a mix of strong students and weaker children? Where there are more of the latter, and the teacher has to go according to the pace of the weaker ones,...  leaving the stronger students alone and lowering down the expectations of the whole class. How do I motivate my child to do more and go beyond his own standards ?

Asked by Joy via Education.com's Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/Education.comFanPage
In Topics: Motivation and achievement at school, Communicating with my child (The tough talks)
> 60 days ago

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Since this question was initially posed on the Education.com Facebook Fan Page, it received some answers there, including...

"Any teacher who is a true educator would tell you that in any classroom, a teacher does not have to lower expectations and/or teach according to the pace of 'weaker students.' A teacher needs to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners, work on weaknesses, develop further strengths, and motivate all students to reach their personal goals while striving for the highest of expectations." -from Michelle

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OrientalLady
OrientalLady writes:
Set goals outside of the classroom. The child excels on Certain subjects. Get Workbook available on the website and in Bookstores that help the child to not be bore with Subjects they excel in. A teacher can only due so much, and speaking on the teacher behalf, can not leave the other student that need help more. This teacher may change one of her students lives,by being patient with the slower students. Please don't let your child get frustrated, help by being a teacher outside the classroom.
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DeniseTutors
DeniseTutors writes:
Talk to your child asking him/her how they think this class will help them in life now? Have a discussion about how it could help them grow up to be or do what they want in life.

Make up a game  using video or computer (if they are in elementary); cell phone, shopping, driving (if they are in middle or high school). Where they have to use the lessons/work to achieve the right answer or move ahead.      

The bottom line is your child can be made aware of how he/she can actually use the lesson(s) in everyday life. Once they see the importance to them they will want to learn.

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