Top Tips For Teachers Wanting To Make Learning More Fun

When you first began to pursue a teaching career, it was likely due to the fact that you wanted to make a  real difference in the lives of young people. However, the pandemic proved to be particularly difficult for teachers and students, who had to move from the classroom to learning from behind the screen. 

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As a result, though most children have now returned to school, teachers are reporting a distinct drop in engagement to previous years. Children are simply less excited about learning than they once were – and this is something that must change fast. With that in mind, here are some simple ways in which you can make learning more fun! 


  • Display their work proudly. When you are looking to help your students feel more excited about learning, it’s important that you help instil a sense of confidence within them about the work that they have already completed. This way, they’re excited about each new project and can take on any challenges with their heads held high. One way in which you can kickstart this confidence is by displaying their work in the classroom. 


  • Plan some school trips. School trips, whether they be to a local museum or school residential trips a little further afield are a great way to make learning fun as they are a great way to bring your lessons to life. Residential trips are also a great way to help your students strengthen their relationships with each other, which is particularly important after being apart for so long during the pandemic. 


  • Teach through imaginative play and games. While not every single lesson can be taught through creative play or games, it’s important that you use your imagination when planning lessons – especially if you want to make your classes more engaging for your students. For example, could the knowledge you are sharing be taught through classroom-based games and activities as opposed to you simply reciting information? 


  • Ask your students for their input. While you cannot let children dictate how you spend your time together (unless you want to be on a permanent break time), it’s important that you ask for their feedback, especially when you try out a new technique or game. This way, you’ll be able to figure out whether or not your efforts are paying off and your students feel suitably engaged in classroom activities. 


  • Remember that every student is different. It’s important to remember that each and every student is different. As a result, some students will respond to teaching techniques and classes differently from others. While this means it’s impossible to please everyone 100% of the time, you should try to mix it up a little to ensure that everyone’s needs are met. This will also add variation to your day and classes, which will help students with information retention.

*this is a collaborative post*

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