When I was in school, there was no talk of tutorials, and no one in our class went to tutorials. But now, there are advertisements for tutorials everywhere, and few children around me are not being pulled into tutorials.
Although many parents despise the existence of tutorials, they still grit their teeth and pay for their own children to enroll, fearing that they will fall behind at the starting line.
The existence of tutorials naturally has its rationale and does indeed have a promoting effect on improving children's grades. However, everything has two sides, and tutorials also have some drawbacks. For example:
- Sacrificing children's leisure time
- To a certain extent, undermining self-learning ability
- Making it easy for children to think that everything can be compensated for through "tutorials"
I'm thinking that excessive tutorials sometimes have the opposite effect. If children know that there are tutorials after class, will they think that they don't need to pay attention in class? After all, they can make up for it through tutorials.
So, if you don't attend tutorials, how can you make sure your child "doesn't fall behind at the starting line"? Today, I saw an article that mentioned a novel educational approach, which may not allow children to surpass others, but I think children nurtured in this way can "go far" in the future and have a happy childhood.
The article mentioned that when faced with the decision of whether to attend tutorials, the author's mother gave him two choices:
- Attend tutorials like everyone else
- Don't attend tutorials, but explain the knowledge learned that day to the mother until she understands
Later, he chose the latter and did not attend tutorials.
His mother's method can be said to be ingenious. It can remind children to pay attention in class at all times and cultivate their ability to impart knowledge. It can save a large amount of money spent on tutorials and provide children with more leisure time. At the same time, it can deepen the relationship between parents and children. It's truly a win-win situation.
In fact, this is an application of the Feynman learning technique, ensuring that one truly understands something by explaining it clearly to others.
If knowledge can be described clearly from a child's mouth and truly taught to parents, it means that the child truly understands. If there are mistakes, they can be discussed and corrected. In addition to sharing learned knowledge, children can also share interesting things that happened at school that day, allowing parents to understand their growth through such opportunities. At the same time, parents can also expand on a certain knowledge point, broaden the child's horizons, and cultivate their ability to trace things back to their origins.
Just imagine the harmonious scene of this family, it's quite beautiful.