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How is learning fun?

    Children are curious and inquisitive by nature, so they are always enthusiastic about learning. The only problem is that every child has a different approach to learning and this cannot always be taken into account in school lessons. If the fun of learning is lost, this does not necessarily mean that a child does not have the necessary intelligence or has a learning disorder, but perhaps simply does not find the right approach to the material. In this case, an alternative type of school can offer a solution.

    Montessori schools and Waldorf schools approach teaching topics quite differently than “normal” schools. Fun in learning is closely linked to positive experiences, opportunities to use one’s own initiative, and experiencing and experiencing with all the senses. Learning is closely linked to emotions. Positive feelings encourage children to engage with something, to concentrate and to devote energy to it.

    Good grades, praise from parents, teachers and classmates, solving tasks independently, etc. can trigger such positive feelings. This results in motivation, which in turn influences learning success – a positive cycle is set in motion. On the other hand, negative feelings such as stress or anxiety can lead to learning blockades. The fun of learning is lost, success fails to materialize, and negative feelings increase – a vicious circle is created. It is important to break this cycle as quickly as possible.

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