June 2011 Blog Posts
In last week's blog, we discussed the issues arising from parenting a non-conformist. Teaching a non-conforming student is even trickier, because you have a whole classroom of students, not only Johnny Non-Compliant. There is no single magic solution. However, research suggests that the following techniques have a good chance of achieving positive results:
be respectful towards the student
be a person worthy of the student's respect
give the student attention and positive reinforcement
offer the student a face-saving "out" from any dispute they may be involved in
Is your child's Learning Style non-conforming? The dictionary defines a non-conformist as a person who refuses to be bound by accepted customs or rules. Applied to parenting or teaching, this means a child who finds it difficult to respect boundaries at school or at home. Such children are a bit different. Raising a non-conformist, therefore, requires methods not usually found in traditional parenting textbooks focused on discipline and compliance.
The problem is, if you force a non-conformist to comply, you may be raising a rebel. Ask yourself what's more important: that the child obeys your every command or that they grow...
At Creative Learning, we are fully behind the concept of paradigm shifts in education. Our Learning Style Analysis tools are poised to place a higher value on creativity and to challenge people's thinking about teaching our children in standard batches that resemble a factory process instead of a journey of discovery.
This is why we're delighted to bring you the video by Sir Ken Robinson about the paradigm shift in education. It's not enough in today's world, he reasons, to work hard, get a good education and a good job. A university degree no longer guarantees financial success. We should...
An academically gifted child is one who has a high aptitude for learning school subjects such as maths, natural and physical sciences, as well as languages. Gifted children's learning style follows a unique pattern of learning preferences, making school work easily accessible. Because learning comes easily to such children, it's almost impossible to believe that they could be misdiagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder). Yet many gifted children go through their school career labelled difficult or inadequate learners.
Through no fault of theirs, many schools fail to address the needs of the gifted child. They:
Intuition, gut-feel, instinct - call it what you will. We all have it. But whether you pay any attention to the little voice inside your subconscious mind telling you to accept a job or believe a stranger... that's up to your Learning Style.
That's right! Whether you trust your intuition and make impulsive, on-the-spot decisions is dictated by the way in which you process new information, according to the Learning Style Pyramid model advocated by international education expert, Barbara Prashnig.
Intuition has been ridiculed by science for ages. Now it's enjoying a comeback thanks to the excellent book "Blink" by...