The 5 Best Teaching Methods in Primary School


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Learning is never easy. But if your child knows these 5 best learning methods, it will be easier for him to master the new knowledge. These most popular techniques allow him not only to remember new information, but also to learn faster, more logically and more efficiently.

Of course, it is not necessary to apply all learning methods at once. It is recommended to choose 1 or 2 that fit well with his personality type. In addition, it can choose one for history, one for geography, and one for mathematics.

#1 Mind map

Everyone knows that visual information is learned faster and stays in our memory for a long time. To better illustrate their notes, your child can work with a mind map. This is a type of diagram that it uses to structure its thoughts or notes.

To get started, he or she should follow these steps:

1. First of all, write down all important points and questions on the topic in any form on a piece of paper

2. Then the child should find common basic categories for several terms

3. All this finally translates it into a graphic image that helps it to form groups or so-called clusters

Thanks to the mind map, your child can see at a glance where they are during their studies. In addition, it can easily plan its learning units for the week. A mind map can be created both on paper and on a computer. Everything is very easy and stress-free!

Example Mind Map

#2 Learning routine

For today, school is over. Your child is tired and distracted. Maybe they want to throw their school supplies in a corner and go about their business.

But there is also another way. It needs the right learning plan or a learning routine. In this way, it can easily repeat the training materials:

1. On the way home, it is important to summarize in each subject what it has learned today. After 15 minutes, he/she has to write the most important key points on each topic in a notebook.

2. At home, he is advised to take a 30-minute break. Most likely, his midday meal will last half an hour.

3. Now it should create a to-do list and fulfill it gradually by ticking the things done.

It is important not to study for more than 15 minutes each time. After 15 minutes, always pause and rest. After a short break, it becomes easier to learn new things. If the child has difficulties with a certain topic, he can also practice oral cooperation.

#3 The Pareto Principle

This principle describes the rule that you can achieve over 75% efficiency with 25% effort. This can also be applied to learning.

Often, your child can read and learn for hours in vain because you simply ask too much of him at once. Just explain to him what is really important and he will try to understand this better and thus can save his time reading.

Ask him to put an asterisk in his notes during class if his school teacher says something is “important for passing the exam.” So it will easily see what it should repeat every day at home.

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#4 The Master System

If your child has difficulty with historical data, the master system can help. In this method, data, i.e. numbers, are first converted into certain letters and then into words. Furthermore, memorable sentences are formed from it. By the way, these sentences can be playful. To do this, it must first assign a separate letter to each digit from 0 to 9, for example:

6 = b, 9 = g, 2 = z, 1 = t, etc.

In order to remember the date, for example the proclamation of Napoleon as emperor, it was to convert into the corresponding letters in 1804 and create an interesting sentence with these letters.

Maybe there is not enough time at school to form such funny associations, but at home this is one of the ways for your child to play a little with letters and numbers in a relaxed atmosphere.

#5 The 3-2-1 Method

This teaching method helps in learning foreign words. It works in 3 steps. First, a foreign word is broken down into 2 parts. Then associations or symbols for individual parts of the word are considered and finally an overall picture is created from individual symbols. In this way, the children can imagine the meaning of a foreign word and learn it by heart.

Conclusion: Learning quickly and efficiently is easy!

As you can see, this is not difficult at all. Most likely, your child will first need to get used to the new learning system, but then they will quickly notice how their results grow.

In fact, these techniques are successfully used by many adults, whose work is closely linked to the study of large amounts of information. These systems and methods will also be useful for students.

A very important plus point is also the fact that these 5 methods significantly increase the motivation of the students to learn everything new and exciting. They won’t worry about how to stop learning and go to the living room, for example, to play the console. The understanding that it should first do all useful things and then be allowed to play will develop in it by itself.

It goes without saying that learning under pressure will only backfire for your child. With these 5 techniques, you no longer need to remind him to do his homework. This allows your child to quickly and easily improve school subjects with the teaching techniques.

This article was written by Adam Johnson, the professional writing teacher at PapersOwl. He worked as a teacher in several educational institutions and participated in research and development to improve the performance and learning of school-age children. Adam was also an editor of several joint publications. Now it offers world-class learning methods that help students learn faster and more efficiently.