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Keeping Children Interested

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  • #16
    Duplicate n/p
    Last edited by Bob Carabbio; 01-18-16, 01:05 AM.


    • #17
      Originally posted by Lntz View Post

      I am looking for all opinions on this issue, I think it transcends the 'party lines' drawn out on this site.

      So, I am an undergraduate physics student and as a two-way favour I have agreed to tutor a family friend's child in maths and science a few times a week over the Christmas break. I say that the favour is two ways because I could use the money, and they could use the tutoring - I have no real ambition to go into teaching, but i'm quite happy to do this (it will help my application to teach on the pre-med physics summer school that my university runs).

      I know a few people on this site are teachers, or have opinions on education and i'd love to hear from you. How do I keep a 15 year old interested in learning about quadratic equations? Is an hour a reasonable length of time to engage someone considering I have no teaching experience?

      One thing that I think I have going for me is that I really do understand the material I will be teaching, and I actually think most of it is pretty cool. I hope my enthusiasm can spill over onto them. I have found that's what all my favourite teachers were like.

      So this is a rather broad thread, but if you have anything to say, i'd like to hear it


      we do not entertain we educate.


      • #18
        Originally posted by archaeologist55 View Post
        we do not entertain we educate.
        If you do not entertain, you are a lousy educator.
        Your belief in Julius Caesar proves the existence of God.
        CARM poster


        • #19
          Originally posted by archaeologist55 View Post
          we do not entertain we educate.
          I fully agree. Teaching is not about entertainment.
          I would say the bottom line is different people are going to have different tastes in what they like to study just like they are going to have different tastes in music.
          "All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit." - Thomas Paine - THE AGE OF REASON