Logic prompts people to think. Emotions prompt people to act.
This fact applies to learning, also. If you want students to remember what you teach, touch an emotional chord by painting a picture or by telling a story. Or, even better, get the students involved by acting out a story or doing some sort of hands-on activity that gets them involved in what you’re teaching.
There is a greater chance of the learning staying in long-term memory using these approaches than when the lesson just focuses on information itself.
What have you done in your classroom or home environment to make learning more emotional for your students or children? Please share your ideas in the comments below.