Application Of What You
Education helps to prepare our students for life. It is therefore
important that our young students understand that what they are
learning in school is useful outside the classroom as well. So how
do you enable students to apply what they know at home and beyond?
Relationship between school and home
One way to help your students apply what they have learned
outside of the classroom is by giving them quality homework that
links school and home. Homework should not be a hectic task, but
should be an opportunity for students to apply the skills learned in
a safe environment so that parents can provide support when needed.
Open homework assignments allow students to expand their skills in a
variety of ways. Research projects or homework are great ways to fit
into the curriculum and allow students to creatively display their
Teacher Tip: Add a rubric that clarifies expectations and helps
students become more independent.
Interactive communication between school and home is also an
important part of student success. You can share expectations,
common language, and clear guidelines with parents to help them play
a supporting role in leading their children. Students feel empowered
when they hear a common language and know that we are working
together as a supportive learning team.
Teacher advice: Set up communication folders that come and go
every day so parents can easily find information and send you
questions or comments. You can also create a classroom contact group
so that you can quickly send emails to the families in your class
informing them of the ongoing learning process.
Transfer what you’ve learned to a new situation
After starting a new skill or strategy, take some time to
practice. Practice through small group homework, independent
homework, and practical classroom research. Then give students the
opportunity to demonstrate their understanding by creating a song,
book, painting, diorama, play, poster or report at home. Students can
celebrate their discoveries and creations by sharing them in the
classroom every day. Applying knowledge through personal
relationships generates meaningful and lasting learning.
Learning Participation and Self-regulation
Teaching skills to find, analyze, and evaluate information can
help students make their own connections. Combining the knowledge
gained with existing background information contributes to greater
meaning and participation. Engaged and empowered students are better
equipped to put their knowledge into practice at school, at home, and
in the world around them.
Here are some ways to apply what you have learned in real
1. Make a report and write it in a journal.
Sometimes we feel overwhelmed and therefore don’t take action,
right? Because where do we start?
Every time I feel an excess of information, I write it down in
a journal. I will write about what I have learned, why it is
relevant, and how I can apply this information to my own life.
2. Create a list and add it to your calendar.
Sometimes our lists can seem a bit vague.
We’ve all heard of SMART goals, right? Make sure your action
steps are SMART – specific, measurable, achievable, results-oriented
You should also reserve time in your calendar for these tasks.
Because if you don’t take the time to do it, your chances of actually
doing something are very slim (and we’ve all been there, haven’t
3. Focus on one thing at a time.
We all have five-mile to-do lists. People I’ve talked to have
experienced it or are still going through it.
When you come across new information, don’t try to do it all at
once. Trust me when I say that trying to implement 20 new strategies
and ideas all at once is not going to work well. You’ll cry in bed
wondering what you have and if you’re good enough, well, this
happened to me.
Instead, focus on doing one thing you learned until you know
how. And then you can work on implementing a different idea or
Because here’s the problem: Ideas and strategies are
everywhere, but they won’t do you any good if you don’t take action
and apply what you’ve learned. Most people learn one strategy at a
time and do not apply it in their life or business thinking that
there is something wrong with the strategy when in fact it is because
they have not fully looked at the next point.
4. Be patient with yourself.
Things take time. It takes time to learn how to do Facebook
advertising well. Learning how to set up a sales funnel takes time.
It takes time to design the first page of your website.
Remember, there is a learning curve. You won’t be able to do
it the first time, and maybe not even the twentieth time, but if you
keep trying, you will succeed and improve.
No one becomes successful overnight, so don’t expect them to be
5. Let yourself be simple…
Seriously, when I started giving myself permission to be
imperfect, messy, basically saying, “I’m not sure what I’m
doing, but I’m doing it anyway,” things got really good. I
started getting out of my comfort zone.
I stopped expecting it to be perfect and instead allowed myself
to be present. Because I want to be there and get nothing good out
of nowhere, because I expected too much of myself and put too much
pressure on myself (I’ve been there and it’s not a fun place).
6. Above all, take action.
I know it’s obvious, but it’s what most people don’t. All this
other advice is basically useless if you don’t take any action.
Develop a habit of being present and taking action.
Stop wondering if you are good enough. You.
Stop thinking about what other people will think. They
Stop putting so much pressure and high expectations on
yourself. This is the fastest way to get there.
Importance of the application
Make no mistake about being careful in class, learning the
material is important, but not everything. This article does not
guarantee that students will only at least pass their classes, but
that there is a need to go beyond the classroom. Getting an A helps,
but it only shows that you are good at academics. Unfortunately,
life in the real world isn’t rated on an A to F. You don’t always
know what the test says, and not everything has a correct answer.
Career, leadership, decision making, execution – none include a
curriculum, study guide, or answer key. In order to demonstrate to
an employer or admissions officer that you are able to play a role,
you must have previous experience in applying your skills /
Opportunities to gain application experience
Surely you’ve heard this from your teachers or counselors, but the
best way to gain experience and apply your knowledge is to get
involved. This means taking time outside of school to work on an
internship, one-off project, or as part of extra-curricular
activities to meet a group / team to do something remarkable that
will improve and bring your skills to the forefront. Fortunately,it
is the best of both worlds.