When was the last time you celebrated learning something? For some, celebrating comes easy but for most human beings, celebrating is attached to accomplishing something monumental.
But think about the last time you watched, or glanced at, a football game. Those guys only have to get the ball down the field a few feet in order to celebrate the tiniest victory!
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What if learning was the same way? What if every time your child (or you for that mattered) was celebrated when he learned something, asked a great question, helped someone with a task of any size? Do you think that celebrating would encourage that child (or adult) to continue learning, asking and helping?
The answer to that question is, “YES!” And a bonus is that it makes learning a whole lot more fun for everyone!
In our Camp Millionaire programs, we use celebration regularly for just about anything…
- Great questions
- Helping the teacher
- Helping another participant
- Cleaning up
- Paying attention
- Great answers
You get the idea. When you celebrate what your learners are doing, regardless of how small or big the win is, you encourage the behavior you’re wanting while discouraging the behavior you don’t want naturally.
Here’s a short video of some of the fun little celebration techniques we do in our Camp Millionaire event. Oh, and yes, we do these with adults also.
NOTE: When using these, and other accelerated learning techniques with older teens and adults, it’s best to explain quickly the purpose of what you’re doing. When they understand that what you’re doing is for their benefit, it ensures their buy in and keeps them from not participating in the fun.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]