How to encourage my student with low performance in typing?

How can I motivate a student not is not doing so good in typing class?

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Hi Owain,

Remind students that everyone is different, and they’re all free to progress at their own individual pace. Then add that with great freedom comes great responsibility, which means they’re also responsible for doing the work and practicing until they’ve mastered each lesson and are ready to move on.

Best Regards,
Aidan Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

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Hello, @owainkelley!

With Typesy, since each lesson is customized to its learner, the length of time needed for mastery varies. Typesy is designed to monitor each student’s progress and adapt to their skill level, and there are over 4,000 lessons available to ensure every learner has the time they need to succeed. So even if you have students who are struggling, at least you as their teacher know progress will happen.

If a student seems particularly down on themselves, consider mixing it up to inject some fun back into the learning. Typing practice does not need to be a mundane task! Utilize typing games to keep students engaged, and before you know it, students will be begging to practice their keyboarding skills. Aside from keeping lessons fun, typing games allow students to track their progress, happily focus on areas of weakness, and practice their hand-eye coordination, a skill much needed in touch typing.

It can be tough as it is likely that students in your class will be at differing levels of typing proficiency. There are many ways to keep your advanced students engaged while you focus your attention on your struggling students. Consider hosting competitions for highest WPM or accuracy, allow your most advanced students to tutor less experienced classmates, or challenge your adept typists by blindfolding them or covering the letters on their keyboard. Having a few ideas up your sleeve will ensure your skilled typists don’t become bored and distracting to others who need time to practice.

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)

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