How do we solve the motivation problem in online learning, where less than 10% of people make it to the end?
To be honest, I could talk hours and hours about that, because motivation is the foundation of our educational strategy.
My experience gave me the answer: start from observation, getting to know the student, answering the easiest and hardest questions at the same time - who are you? What are your interests in life? your fears and faiths, what are you advantages and disadvantages, where you can be the best? How do you learn faster? What are your aims and goals for this course or training? Do you really have enough resources to proceed your goals?
When you make this analysis you release the energy of the student, you unpack and support the natural learning and discovering interest. Then you can use it!
My 8 years son has a slight form of ADHD so how could he study with the normal kids? Would it be effective for him? No. Knowing him well, understanding him and accepting him as he is let me build his personal education path.
He studies coding, he does surfing and swimming, he learns English and Math inside his favourite games Minecraft and Roblox with private tutors.
I'd love to thank our israeli public school for understanding, they do not push and punish my son with his bad results in hebrew, writing and reading. They understand it's hard for him. Israliens respect personal limits and feelings, they aim to build confidence and feeling safe for students, that's terrifically important for learning and for motivation.