I’ve shown this video a number of times during my lectures on “The 7 faces of Happiness”.
What it suggests to me are two important things:
1. How important school is to a child/student.
2. How giving students success really promotes more success.
School should be a positive, warm place. A place a student wants to be.
Especially in our language classes, classes where we gain a “skill”, we need our students constantly experiencing success. It is a HUGE motivator. Plus, it gives students an emotional attachment to the subject – something that will carry on outside the classroom.
I think we all went into things later in life – because we had some success at it when we were young. We felt that feeling which comes when you are finally pedaling by yourself, down the open road.
I think all language teachers need a constant reminder to make things simpler and easier. Plan to give your students success – don’t just let it happen by accident! It can make a life long difference.
Bringing HAPPINESS into your classroom.doc