CAN MOTIVATION AID LEARNING?

A classroom is a single unit consisting of diversified students. Every student learns and grasps things a little differently. Every student absorbs a teaching style differently as well as their personalities also make a particular learning style unique to each student. Every child is comfortable to a specific learning style. Visual learners tend to grasp things better when an educational material is demonstrated. Auditory learners learn just by hearing the information presented and Kinesthetic learners need to touch things and make models to demonstrate what they have learnt. They learn best by carrying out a physical activity rather than listening to a lecture or watching a demonstration.

 

Although every student grasps things differently there is one factor that is common to every student and that is the motivation to learn. It is important to take advantage of not only the ability of a student to learn but also what motivates the student to learn.

 

Some students learn what is put before them. They do things because they feel a sense of obligation to do them. For them it doesn’t matter how the educational material is presented. They do not need external rewards to learn things. Others students need a tangible reward. For example, a basketball player must maintain a specific grade to be allowed to play at the national level. These students do schoolwork because the end result is that they are allowed to participate in their chosen sport or activity.

 

For each child there is a different reward. Some students are motivated by rewards that are internal. These students learn things out of pleasure and the desire to know more about things. They learn for the joy of accumulating knowledge. For them knowledge is a reward. For some students reward is mere completion of a subject. These students finish a chapter and immediately move on to next chapter in no time. For them the reward is just completion of the course before time. Grades are also an important reward for some students. Receiving praise for good grades is a reward and a motivator.

 

Internal rewards, externals rewards, praises, grades, the joy of learning can all be powerful motivators. It is important to understand what inspires or motivates a student to learn and a right mix of learning styles and motivators can bring out the best in a child.

Warren Buffet

A man who cannot be described just in words. Who hold a legend within him, who carries optimism on his way, who has led the life with no regrets, who speaks the words of wisdom and acts the ways of wise.
Warren Buffet he is. Who is a successful business man in U.S.A. Also known as second wealthiest man in the world after Bill Gates. Who has now the living example and an inspiring figure to teens. His willing to explore and chase made him an outstanding since his childhood. At the age of ten when usually children play ;he was standing in New York Stock Exchange Office and next year he bought three shares of civil services.
He is not just a brilliant broker but also a award winner, philanthropist, economist and a sports fan. At very young age he entered in the field of business with big dreams in heart. During his school days he used to sell newspapers and mints over the street to make money. Then along with his friend he installed a pin ball machine in front of a barber’s place and as time passed by all over the city they had their machines.
Due to his undying and tireless efforts he is also called as “WIZARD OF OMAHA”.
He is as focussed in his personal life as much as in profession.
After the death of his first wife, at the age of 60 he got remarried and now is leading the happy life with his lady love. His life is a message to everyone which inspires us to follow dreams inspite of all odds.

At the age of 72 he was diagnosed with cancer. After taking continuous therapy for two months. He betrayed cancer and was now more enthusiastic than ever. He didn’t had best of everything but he ensured that he makes best of everything that comes his way.
He is a happy man who equalises all strings of life.