Teaching adults can be more challenging than teaching children. Adults may have difficulties in focusing their mind during the study because they have many other things to be concentrated, such as family and work. Therefore, you need to use different technique to give them understanding of the lesson.
- When children interest in new things, adults should be assured the reason why they should learn the lesson instead. Provide them with the positive impact that they can get after attending the class. They will more focus on the study if they know that they can improve many aspects of their life with it.
- It is better for you as teacher to establish class that gives opportunity the students to participate more. If you always talk in front of class, they will easily get bored. Put them into several groups and let them discuss topic related to their own experience. You can also make a plan lesson that emphasis on practical rather than theoretical.
- Always encourage them because many adults feel nervous when they enter the class in day first. Make a comfortable condition and praise them sometimes so they will keep motivate to attend class regularly. Be patient because they need to be adjusted with class situation that they have left years ago.