What’s a simple way to encourage and motivate your students?
Almost everyone likes to be recognised..… whether it’s in the form of a bonus payment, long service award or just an occasional “well done.”
Interestingly I once read an article which stated that most employees respond best when they are thanked for their efforts or praised for their contribution to the organisation they work for……rather than being given money. When praise is combined with even a small gift then this becomes a great motivator and is likely to increase their loyalty and commitment.
Sadly, it seems that many large firms take their staff for granted and seem oblivious to the fact that without their (often) hard working staff their business would not exist.
If you’ve ever watched the programme “Undercover Boss” you’ll know what I mean. All too often the boss of the company is out of touch with his staff, his stores, and what goes on in them……In fact all too often it seems that lowly paid staff are better able to run the stores than the CEO himself (or herself).
So, what has this got to do with student behaviour, effort and recognition?
Well, there’s a product which has just become available in the UK. It’s simple, it’s basic, it’s low cost, but as well as being very useful for students I think it could also be a great motivator.
It’s called the “Student Study Set” and contains all that a student needs for most of their lessons.
Consisting of four full length HB pencils, four black ink pens, two quality erasers and two sharpeners and a 15 cm ruler …all contained in an “exam friendly” clear PVC pencil case with a traditional zip closure and sewn sides for strength. From just £1.35 ex vat it could be an ideal gift for use as an incentive, a prize or perhaps given to all students at the start of a new term.
The “Student Study Set” can be ordered from:
Signpost Educational Ltd., PO Box 999, London E14 6SH Tel: 020 7515 1797
PS. Orders are usually delivered within 1-3 working days