August 13, 2018
Why Kids Learn Well With Self-Guidance

Why Kids Learn Well with Self-Guidance


Imagine a teaching technique that aides the way your child or students learn and requires minimum action from you as a parent or teacher. Self-guidance is a learning technique that has helped many kids to thrive academically.


This learning technique encourages independence in the classroom and introduces children to the concept of self-guided learning. It not only encourages  independence, but also allows natural intellectual development.  This occurs by prompting children to develop and learn at their own pace and under their own control.


Incorporating self-guidance in the classroom is vital. This helps prevent the development of dependent tendencies, and curbs these tendencies if they are already prevalent. This way students are able to shy away from relying on parents or teachers for guidance.  This type of learning also allows parents and teachers to monitor the true pace at which a child is capable of learning and developing, thus allowing the parent or teacher to design lessons based on the child’s performance and progression.


The key to successfully integrating self-guidance into the classroom is being present enough so that the child has a clear understanding of your expectations,self-guidance while also allowing the child to act and think independently. Once you have laid out the basics of a particular subject, perhaps with a demonstration and example, allow the child to take independent action to develop and display comprehension. Remember that this is new and challenging for them. So make sure that you are readily available for any assistance, while still promoting independence.


Much like tying your shoes for the first time or finally learning how to ride that tricky bicycle, self-guiding in the classroom deserves recognition.  Remember that it is important to not only advocate self-guidance, but also reward the child for their efforts. This will encourage them to continue to challenge themselves.


Overall, students learn well with self-guidance because it allows them to have complete control over the pace at which they advance. Through self-guidance, children are encouraged and rewarded for thinking independently, which results in them regarding learning as positive and rewarding experiences.