What to do to students who can't improve in typing?

What if there are some students who can’t catch up in typing class, should I implement a right punishment?


Kids, and people, do not typically respond well to punishment. It has its place in certain situations, but teaching a young kid how to type generally is not one of them. Positive reinforcement is a better tactic. Games help reinforce what works and what does not, without making the player feel like they did something wrong. In most cases, they can just restart the game and learn immediately how to fix the mistake they made, which is better for long-term learning.

The Typesy Team

No matter the subject, everyone learns at different speeds. Punishing this fact is not likely to motivate any of your struggling students to try for better.

It is natural and expected that students in your class are 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. This will also allow you the time to focus on individual student needs.