- increased learner engagement
- improved educational outcomes
- exciting classroom resources and lesson plans
It is often observed that children begin life as naturally enthusiastic, motivated learners. However, maintaining this engagement can be a challenge. There are many ways to motivate learners but there is perhaps nothing more motivational for children than having their efforts noticed and rewarded. Children often perform best when they have an audience. What parent or teacher can forget the charming shows and song and dance routines performed for their approval? And what performer doesn’t relish that well-deserved round of applause for their efforts? Skoolbo’s new challenge, ‘Learnathon’, provides a unique opportunity for parents to both recognize the efforts and achievements of their child and make a direct positive contribution to the learning resources available to them. By pledging their support through a dedicated child fundraising page, they can inspire their child to answer 1,000 math and literacy questions. Children can even learn a new language as part of the challenge! And it is not only parents who can give their support. What better way to get that audience than by involving friends and family in raising funds for the classroom? What does this mean for teachers?