Hi,Even if some aren’t typing as quickly as others, don’t let any of your kids feel that hope is gone. Continue to remind your children that skills develop on different timetables for different people. Encourage them to continue learning even if the keyboarding class is over. Children should focus on their own individual progress rather than their standing in the class, if they are down. However, if their typing status in class is motivating to a particular child, motivate away!
Community Associate at Typesy
Hi there, @eoghanjordan!
As with the learning of any subject, it is completely normal for your students to be working at varying levels of proficiency. Everyone learns in different ways and at different speeds, so do not fret that you have students struggling. It may be they don’t have the option of practicing as much as they need to, or perhaps their exposure to typing has been quite limited up until now.
Regardless of where your students start, the fastest route to mastery is recurring practice. Developing muscle memory requires time, patience, and repetition. No student will master keyboarding after one lesson, but as long as you are providing consistent practice time, all will succeed eventually. Remind your students of this often - they may not recognize improvements every day, but with daily practice, they should be making marked improvements within a month.
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. That way you are able to focus your attention on these students who need it.
Luckily for us, Typesy adapts to each learner, so no student will ever find themselves with lessons too easy or too difficult. You can be assured your students are working with differentiated lessons, completely suited to their learning needs!
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)