At the turn of every decade, we face the challenge of ideating newer learning techniques for the upcoming generation of students. The biggest challenge is finding techniques that help improve communication, build a good student-teacher rapport, and create an amiable and supportive atmosphere in the classroom. This is where NLP Techniques or Neuro Linguistic Programming looms in large as a relevant strategy for learning in the 21st century. Before we discuss how to implement these techniques into your child’s learning process, let’s take a look into what NLP means.
By definition, Neuro Linguistic Programming is a psychological approach in learning that involves coordinating one’s thoughts, language and behavioural patterns to achieve specific outcomes. Whether you’re a teacher dealing with the newer generation of students or a confused parent who is struggling to teach a child, we have collated 6 unique NLP techniques that will help your child in preparing better for exams and score better.
Imagery Training: This is a classic neuro-linguistic programming technique based on visualisation. In this technique, ask each student to create a highly detailed image of yourself successfully performing an action such as perfecting the exam or nailing a presentation.Now ask them to picture their body language: determined, confident and comfortable. This technique will essentially create an absolute confidence in themselves and their capabilities.
NLP Swish: This is an advanced NLP technique that will help the student create a vivid picture in their mind of something that they don’t want in life. While preparing for an exam, there might be certain things for a student that hinder him/her from focusing on what they need to learn. Use this technique to replace the things that they wish to dodge with what they yearn for. This amplifies the positives and weakens negatives in tandem.
Modelling: This NLP technique is based on the law of attraction. A student can choose a mentor or find a mastermind group that he/she admires to focus on their growth. It revolves around the idea that in order to elevate your life, you have to surround yourself with people who have attained success and take lessons from their lives.
Reframing: This technique is all about controlling the mind map to align with situational reality by reframing the content and context of the subject in focus. This creates a dissonance between perception and reality.
Meta Model: This technique uses three key tools–Generalisation, Deletion and Distortion–in creating mind maps. This is a great tool for improving listening skills and helps the student avoid misinterpretations caused by distorted ideas.
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