Five Powerful Teaching Techniques to Use at Home - Delphi Boston Delphi Boston

Five Powerful Teaching Techniques to Use at Home

Here at Delphi Boston, we use a number of teaching techniques to help our students stay engaged in the classroom and really learn. We wanted to share five of these techniques with you, so that you can utilize them in the home and as your child moves through life. Here are five of our teaching techniques:

  1. Consult understanding. Many children act out or don’t retain knowledge because there is something about what they are learning that they simply do not understand. It may be that you are using words above their vocabulary level, or that the action you are describing is something better demonstrated visually. As your child is learning life lessons, encourage them to ask you questions about what you are doing and saying. That way, if there is something they do not understand, they will speak up and actually learn from the experience.
  1. Use practical examples. It can be hard for a student to grasp why they need to learn and retain specific information. One of the easiest ways for youngsters to grasp ideas rapidly is to see the concepts they are learning in action. So, if you are doing a project with your child, try to think of how it relates to what he or she is learning in school. For example, if you are assembling furniture, ask them how what you are doing relates to his or her geometry classes.
  1. Provide clear goals. When a young person – or really any person – has a goal to shoot for, he or she does better in their subject. Perhaps the goal could be to paint a picture to hang in the living room or to help you compose a poem for this year’s holiday greeting card. Asking your child to help you and giving him or her a goal to achieve makes it much easier and more fun to for your young one learn.
  1. Keep them interacting.  Students who interact with other students and help them learn a topic tend to gain a deeper understanding themselves. Ask your child to teach you what he or she learned at school today. Allow them to help their sibling with homework – and vice versa. Allowing children to interact with each other and encouraging them to teach will provide them with more satisfaction in study.
  1. Give them something interesting to do or explore. Any topic can be made more interesting. Math can be made interesting by utilizing it in cooking. Science can become interesting if a child has a chance to experiment or heads to an interactive museum. Art can be made more interesting if your youngster has a chance to create it. Provide fun ways to learn throughout their day.

Many life experiences are learning experiences for children, but it can be difficult to think outside the box and utilize everything life throws you as something that can help your child grow. We hope these five teaching techniques help your children as they explore life.

Do you want your child to attend a school that utilizes these five techniques? Contact us today! We provide year-round enrollment.

The Delphi Difference Summer at Delphi Get Started Home Contact Us