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Make It Relate To Their World

I have found that learning something new isn't very easy unless you can relate it to something you have already learned or experienced. I've had the greatest success with teaching new material to students by using what is in their natural environment. Even for the child who is obsessed with video games creating a "video game" curriculum has been both beneficial and rewarding. Some people find a "tough love" approach to be the kind of system that works. I've found a system that a child can relate too works best. Keep it strict but fun so that the child stays interested and can relate by means of experience. Lessons should be comfortable and familiar in a childs eyes...