July 21, 2019

The MUSE of FUN for Student Efficiency

“For learning to take place with any kind of
efficiency students must be motivated.

To be motivated, they must become interested. And they become interested when they are actively working on projects which they can relate to their values and goals in life.” – Gus Tuberville, past President, William Penn College

I asked my 6 year old what motivated him?

Of course, I defined the word motivation in words he could understand, “Something or someone that makes you want to do or have something.”  

 He thought for awhile. His reply was one word, “fun!”

We have known that ” fun” has motivated kids for awhile.

How does a 6 year old define “fun”?

Fun was defined by him as,  “Anything that makes me happy and smile.”

Ok folks! Want to motivate our Youth?

1. Make it FUN.

2. You know it is fun when they are smiling and happy. 

       Anytime things are getting too “serious” and “hard”, lighten it up and get back to fun.

I would love to hear any ideas or experiences parents have had along this line.



  1. Erynne Mitchell says:

    My son is only 20 months old, but I’ve noticed he picks things up better when it’s enjoyable. I COULD just count things and show him the difference between four marbles and five marbles…. or I could have silly high-five games, and high-four games, and etc etc.

    It definitely has worked for us in getting him to be interested in things we’d like him to understand.

  2. Great message! You’re so right about “seriousness.”

    Fun is the sanest motivation there, and the key to learning is definitely WILLINGNESS.

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