Happy New Year – 2015!!!!
This year, we want to share a message of giving and empowering.
This year, give something more valuable than money and more heart warming that presents. Give some of your knowledge. Help another believe they can do something than they did not know they can do.
Whether you’re a parent, a teacher or a student, please try and empower someone else and give them some of your knowledge.
The following are 7 steps to give the greatest gift possible – Knowledge
1) Ask what they would like to know better.
Knowledge is amazing. It empowers us to do more, be more and achieve more. Learning is fun when we can see how it benefits us. Ask someone what they wish they knew better. It could be GCSE Mathematics. It could be how to paint. It could be how to take better free kicks in Fifa 15. Whatever it is, you will know at least one thing you can do to help them get this knowledge.
2) Tell them that you believe in them, and will help them
Learning can be difficult and we all need help from time to time and just knowing that you someone believes in you and will try to help you can give you the motivation to keep going. Great relationships are formed by sharing goals. Let this be one of them.
3) Share ideas
As soon as you know what they want to learn, you will know lots of ways they can get it. Try one of the following:
- Share a book.
- Look on the internet.
- Put them in touch with someone who can help.
- Go through the ways you learnt it.
4) Spend time sitting together working through it
We would be the first to tell you that everyone learns differently, but everyone can do it. With 100% of our GCSE and A-Level Maths students achieving an A or A* Grade, we know this is true. Sharing how you learnt something, whatever it may be, will be helpful. Perhaps you just got it because it was similar to something else. Perhaps you found the way it was explained to you helpful. Or perhaps, you had to work hard to understand it. Whatever it is, sit and work through it together.
5) Find a way to measure their knowledge
Everyone likes winning. Doing something that shows that you have learnt or achieved something is the best feeling of winning. Perhaps answer questions in a textbook, or set a challenge that you can complete with the knowledge. When they work through it and achieve the goal, you will see a smile of gratitude that is just wonderful.
6) Remind them of how much they have achieved
It is really easy to forget how much is achieved when learning something. Remind them that they did not know this before, or could not do this before. Seeing progression is motivational.
7) Encourage them to help another
Helping another is one of the most wonderful ways to feel empowered. Nothing makes you feel so clever as when you help someone else learn. Encourage them to experience that.
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