October 2009 Blog Posts
Left brain = analytic/logical thinking = sequential processing
Generally, people with a left-brain dominance are sequential thinkers, analytics who like facts, details and logic. They tend to like their work areas neat and organised. They have perfect filing systems, always deal with one project at a time and are deadline-driven. Keeping lists of tasks to do is their favourite hobby, and if they complete something that's not on their list, they are likely to add it just for the satisfaction of crossing it out. Analytics are the ones who know the price of eggs in the local dairy, hang up the...
Maths is fun. If your child thinks it’s not, the education system’s at fault for not presenting maths in a way that’s palatable to the students.
Every child has their own unique Learning Style, in other words, every child learns in a different way:
some need to picture what they’re learning in their minds,
some need to touch learning tools and aids, trace the answers with their fingers or simply write the answers down a few times,
some need to hear the lesson explained,
some need to work it...
Next time you see a movie or read a novel, try to guess what learning style elements the main characters exhibit. Of course, it’s impossible to know for sure unless the characters answer the LSA questionnaire (even experts get it wrong without the tool), but it’s great fun guessing!
Here is a Learning Style Analysis of the main characters in the latest 3d animation family movie called “Up”.
(Plot summary, compliments of www.imdb.com:
A young Carl Fredrickson meets a young adventure spirited girl named Ellie. They both dream of going to a Lost Land in South America. 70 years later, Ellie has died....
Did you know that your Working Style reveals far more about you than simply whether you prefer your office quiet or your brainstorming meetings late in the afternoon?
Your Working Style Analysis (WSA) results can tell an expert:
· What kind of cook you are
· How safe your driving style is
· … And yes, whether you’re a shopaholic!
Although the report will not actually say any of those things, you can deduce them based on the WSA pyramid elements such as:
your thinking style
your information processing technique
how visual you are
I’m sure you’ve all heard the WHY question. It’s Sunday night, the kids want to watch a movie or play another round on the X-box, when….
“Have you done your homework yet?”
“You know the rules. Homework before play.”
“Stupid rules. What do we need homework for, anyway?”
Children, particularly those whose Learning Style is holistic, need to know WHY they have to do homework: after all, what’s the benefit of doing something at home that you’ve just done in class? The trouble is, sometimes we, as parents, find ourselves asking the very same question, as we leap to help with spelling here...