How to Keep Students Inspired, Parents Involved, and Teachers Engaged
We have one word for you: Perspective.
With proper perspective, entire lives change. It is easy to get caught up on little details – a bad grade, a big test, or a missed opportunity. However, when we refocus our vision and remember the “why” of education, we can see how the little details, positive or negative, all come together to create the mosaic of our educational experience. Only then can we remember why education is so important in the first place.
Keeping Students Inspired
When students think of school as something they ‘have’ to do, they can easily lose inspiration. Reminding them of the opportunity they have to better themselves, to enrich their minds, and to prepare for their future helps realign their thinking and keep them motivated. Instead of pressuring them about GPAs and math problems, focusing on building their character and strengthening their minds leads students to see the big picture of education.
Keeping Parents Involved
Parental involvement is monumental when it comes to students getting through school. Reminding parents of their importance when it comes to their child’s education helps to keep them involved. Mandatory bake sales or chaperone duties don’t keep parents seriously involved. It takes a mental jolt of reality to help them have the right perspective and see that they are shaping their child’s life, not just pushing them through a required system.
Keeping Teachers Engaged
When teachers check out, the whole classroom checks out. Because of under-payment and under-appreciation, it’s easy for teachers to lose perspective on the power and responsibility that they hold as a leader in an educational setting. Teachers are humans too, and they need to be reminded of the importance of their job moulding the next generation of humans, and instilling in them not only basic book smarts, but also character and morals.
Perspective changes everything. Keep the important things in perspective. Put the motivation back in education. If you need some help, contact CoolSpeak today. We have lots of great ideas, programs, keynote speakers and more to help you gain the perspective needed to make this a great school year!
CoolSpeak – We put the Motivation back into Education. CoolSpeak is the nation’s leading youth engagement company. Since 2009, we deliver unique speakers, programs, events, books and products designed to keep students inspired, parents involved, and teachers engaged.