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By Cheri Lucas
The bell of the school year will soon ring, but is your child ready for a new set of classes, essays and exams? After a long and leisurely summer, some kids need an extra boost to get amped about school. It can be done, and it can be fun! Check out these 10 tips for motivating students at the beginning of the school year.
Hold an “Auction”
Integrate Pop Culture
Check your child’s upcoming syllabus or class curriculum, if available, for books he will read or topics he will learn about. It’s possible the books have been adapted into movies (such as Inkheart and Pride and Prejudice), or the subjects have been covered on TV shows (such as Mythbusters). Introduce this entertainment to complement his studies.
Display a Dialogue
Use a white board or a display on your refrigerator to ask a question or offer an encouraging saying each day on the first week of school. Write, “Meet a new classmate,” or ask, “Are you excited to have new teachers?” Throughout the week, your child can write his responses to express how he feels.
Decorate the Bedroom
Foster a Positive Attitude
Examine the Issues
Create an "Achievement Tree"
Get Comfy on Campus
Keep It Simple
There are many ways to get your child excited about a new year of school. These tips are just the beginning!
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