April 2009 Blog Posts
1. If you know your child’s Learning Style, you won’t waste money on fashionable learning tools that don’t help.
How much is your child’s future success worth to you? Would you buy them educational software, fancy Cuisenaire Rods, private tuition, wall posters?
You may be wasting your money. A child who does not learn well with a computer will not benefit from even the best educational software. A child whose greater strength is learning alone will not learn well with a tutor. Wall posters are great, but only for those who learn in a visual manner.
Your child’s Learning Style is the way...
Studying the way your best friend does
You visit your best friend and you see that she has colour-coded folders for every school subject, where she keeps self-created mind-maps and highlighted texts from the textbooks. You think it’s a terrific idea and you buy your own set of folders... only it’s soooo boring to keep them up to date!
If that’s the case, chances are that your Learning Style is not analytic, and it may not be visual (click here to see what that means). You need to discover your own Learning Style and find out how you...
Does Your Learning Style Make You A Computer Slave?
In today’s world, it’s good to be good with technology. It’s good to see computers as fun. It’s good to feel at home on the Internet.
But can too much computer time be harmful?
When you're a teenager, your popularity is determined by the number of friends you have on Bebo, MySpace and Facebook. So far, so good.
Recent research suggests, however, that our brains evolved to know no more than 150 people, including those in your house, family circle and neighbourhood. 150! Most city schools today are twice the size, and we're not counting childhood friends,...
To E-Learn or not to E-Learn - It’s a Matter of Style
E-Learning has many advocates and many obvious advantages. Nevertheless, a recent article attempted to argue that nothing could beat face-to-face learning with a real teacher. So, let us examine the issue more closely.
The article claims that: “the more contact we have with our teachers the better we learn”. True... for many people, particularly those who accept teacher authority. But what about those who don’t?
Research of Learning Styles has shown that students who have no respect for teacher figures would benefit...
How Teachers Make Magic
This is a true story of a New Zealand teacher called Tony. Read how he uses his knowledge of Learning Styles to make magic come alive in his classroom....
The Magical Classroom
· The magical look is balanced: plenty of colour, but not too cluttered and not too bare.
· The displays are functional and aid the learning process for visual students.
· Children’s artwork is displayed in the corridor outside the classroom for the whole school to see: this makes the children feel proud and it keeps the classroom’s walls free for study aids.
· Tony uses the findings of...