Joy In Education

Vinita Nolan
Making connections and ideas that students are enthusiastic about has been verified in research. Students are excited and engaged when they feel a genuine connection with the material they are studying. Teachers can be the nucleus of excitement and passion. When teachers share the things that they are enthusiastic about they can make a meaningful contribution with students. If that passion is music the teachers love, or a hobby, it does not matter so much if the students feel the same passion for the topic as the teacher. The important thing is for the students to feel passionate in their own way about things that are important to them. It is a way of teaching students to be passionate to enable them to feel the joy of learning.