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Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Basic of Learning Styles

1. Visual

Visual learners create a mental image they can recall later. To create the mental image, they must first either see the problem or situation. The visual learner is aided by demonstrations and illustrations. These learners are often good map and chart readers and may enjoy art. Visual learners often can put a toy or other item together without reading the directions because they can “see” how it goes together.

2. Auditory

Auditory learners have a good ability to mentally compartmentalize information they receive. They can organize information they hear, relate it to other information they have already gathered and retrieve it later. These learners are often good verbal communicators, have good verbal processing skills and may enjoy reading. These learners often benefit from reading text aloud and using a tape recorder.

3. Tactile or kinesthetic

Tactile learners prefer to be part of the action. They learn best not by observing, but by doing. They are the hands-on learners. These learners excel in situations where they can see and participate in immediate application of the information. They may appear bored and inattentive in a traditional classroom and may become distracted by their need for activity and exploration.

4. Interactive or iterative learners

Although not one of the traditional learning styles, this category deserves some attention. Interactive learners need give and take. They need reinforcement, correction and guidance. They may need to have the information repeated, or re-demonstrated. They may need to ask questions, seek elaboration or more focus on a particular element. This category includes both the concrete thinkers who seek all the details and the abstract learner who takes in information through analysis, observation, and thinking.

How can a teacher possibly teach students across the spectrum of learning styles? Most teachers are very aware that every child is different and plan their curriculum to motivate all students to learn. Teachers don’t just know subject material, they know how to teach it. And most teachers strive to accommodate the various learning styles represented in their classroom.

Teachers use graphs, charts, maps and board games to create patterns for visual learners. When printed material is used, the teacher offers discussion, emphasizes visualization and encourages illustration. Auditory learners may do well in the traditional lecture formatted classroom, but deserve additional stimuli to broaden their learning skills and to create a richer environment. Auditory learners may enjoy discussion or debate groups. They may excel in music or a foreign language course. Science experiments, art and building projects, cooking projects or math manipulatives all contribute to the successful teaching of tactile learners. Self-esteem is promoted in tactile learners by asking them to demonstrate techniques or activities for the rest of the class.

Parents must be aware of how their children learn and seek situations or classrooms that will facilitate their success. If that is not possible, then supplemental learning material and experiences have to be sought. Fortunately for parents, there are multitudes of resources for their kids, both at home and in school. Parents should start with the techniques teachers use above and they will quickly see what their child responds to.

Encourage a visual learner to read. Computer software with creative animations or graphics will provide the visual reinforcement that will make learning easier for these students. The interactive quality of educational software helps to reinforce the written word with the visual cues.

Give an auditory learner a tape recorder and audio books. Exploit that fact that this child may learn a foreign language with ease. Foreign language instruction can successfully be learned interactively on a home computer. Engage your auditory learner in conversation. Strive to encourage complex thinking and discussion, analysis of situations and problem-solving. Discuss books, movies, feelings and facts. Encourage them to watch the nightly news and discuss it with them.

Tactile learners need to get their hands into the learning experience. Budding archaeologists and scientists love to get their hands in their work and will enjoy specialty camps and discovery museums. They might enjoy any activity from cooking to creating models of working volcanoes.

It is the students that need the extra explanation or additional reinforcement of concepts and skills that present the most challenge. Time alone is the worst enemy of this learner. Individualized attention and instruction isn’t always possible within the constraints of the classroom and the school day. The interactive or iterative learner will benefit from material that supplements classroom learning, such as homework or educational software. This may take the form of a tutor or parent who can reinforce classroom concepts and provide additional instruction. Subject-specific educational software may be helpful here, due to its self-paced quality.

The most beneficial teaching technique that any parent or teacher can employ is to recognize and acknowledge that each child has a different learning style, each of which is valid. Teachers and parents who provide rich, learning environments for their students’ varied learning styles will produce confident, successful kids.

Tips about Fun English for Kids

Practice English Language day by day. Even during ordinary time with your family and friends

Nothing beats up this technique in learning your child the English language. Steady exposure to any language helps easygoing absorption for children. It acts upon in the same way that we find out our own first languages. Kids who spring up improving in French Republic typically pick up the French language well and those who are delivered in the United States of America or the United Kingdom spring up up to be proficient in English language. Of course, it totally depends upon your own acquirement in addressing the oral communication. If you converse with the kid in English language that is suitable and polished and encourage him to reply in similar mode, and so he will certainly master from the oral communication in no time.

Play Educational Games that is in English. This way one can develop his/her comprehension in English and have new English vocabulary word.

When you play with your youngster, be sure that the games that you are playing are informative and of value. Do not blow your time on senseless games that instruct the kid nothing. There are numerous games for teaching English language that assist in the kids growth specified as puzzle games, word secret plan* and English songs because children. Word games, particularly, assist in improving the kids grammar and vocabulary, particularly if you practice English dictionary for kids.

Include the Child in Your telecasting Time.

Telecasting embodies not all of the time risky for your kids. Culture medium* are really an eager source by finding out and reality for your child, particularly in the function of English grammar for children. Some kids determine to verbalise English language from barely finding out animated cartoon* and other English language films. And so, while you are keeping an eye on TV, try to ingest your kid ride on you. Not just bequeath he represent harboured and well-chosen, but he’ll likewise be catching English language words and set phrase* that you could not deliver taught him. Naturally, you will also experience to cut down upon vehement pictures which feature outrage language.

However to study English language for kids require not represent tiring, but it could be fun as well!

 

Questions to Ask when Your Child may be Better off in A Private School

# Do you feel that the school that they are currently in is not capable of providing the academics that you feel are necessary for your child?

# Have you tried to work with your teen on how to handle peer pressure, but feel that there is too much danger where they are nonetheless?

# Will your child react that this private school is a punishment or will you try to explain to them that this will help them to become a better student?

# Does the private school provide for the academics you need your child to have, the type of discipline that you believe in and the means to enforce it?

# Will you still commit to helping your child through the problems they face, one on one even if they are not at a school locally?

# What do you really want to accomplish from the private setting? Is this realistic?

Take some time to determine what a private school really can offer your child. In most cases, they will still be faced with all the temptations that other teens are. Making the right choice can happen if you to talk to your child, their teachers and your spouse

 

Kids Learning Strategy that Works

Researchers have recently discovered that whole-brain learning or brain-based learning is an efficient and effective learning strategy that helps kids (parents and teachers, too) learn anything easily without struggling.

One feature of brain-based learning involves using both the right side and the left side of the brain. Although nobody is just left brain or just right brain, most of us have a dominance.

Susan’s math aptitude means she is probably left-brain dominant, and Caleb, the artist, has a right-brain dominance.

Learning to read and write requires using both sides of the brain. So does learning math and even doing art. In fact, doing just about anything well, including thinking clearly, and even problem solving, involves using the right and left hemispheres of the front part of the brain.

How do you accomplish this? Easy. Just move across the center mid-line of your body. Every time you move your right arm to your left side or your left arm to your right side, you’re crossing the mid-line and improving learning, thinking, and problem solving. Now you’re using brain-based learning.

Works for kids. Works for you. Try these parenting tips and teacher resources today.

1. Give yourself a big hug.

2. Tell kids the only rule is to cross the mid-line of the body, right hand to left side, left hand to right side. Now let them invent ways of doing this.

3. Dance the hula. Or twirl a hula hoop.

4. Take a Brain Boosters TeleClass. Sign up at www.brainboostersforyourkids.com Or a Brain Gym class. Sign up at www.BrainGymClasses.com

5. Do the twist. (So you weren’t dancing in the 50s and 60s? Ask somebody to show you how to twist or get a dance video.) Twist with the kids while you listen to some old Chubby Checker songs.

6. Rake some leaves with your kids, making sure you’re raking off to the side instead of straight in front of you.

7. Play a board game. (Use your right hand to move your piece when it’s in the left corner and vice versa.)

8. Practice using your non-dominant hand to reach for things on the opposite side of your body. Even writing and drawing with your non-dominant hand helps. (You’ll get better with practice.)

9. Do Yoga and Tai Chi. Lots of moves cross the mid-line.

10. Cross your ankles and arms in front or in back when you’re doing jumping jacks. Kids can usually do this. If you can’t, try it in a swimming pool.

This brain-based learning strategy really isn’t all that complicated. Lots of everyday kinds of activities get the whole brain active. Sitting around watching TV, however, isn’t one of them! You and your kids have to move around and cross your mid- line. It’s fun.