Friday, October 31, 2008

Teenage Learning Styles and Halloween

Did you know that...
... your Learning Style affects the way you will party this Halloween?



Learning styles have an influence on your life outside of school, too. They shape the way you connect with your friends and the way you ask your parents to extend your curfew for Halloween.

Your Learning Style will determine what type of party you will organise, and whether you will do the organising or fall in with other people’s plans.

Even things like music, how many crisps you’ll eat and how long you’ll dance will be controlled, to a degree, by your Learning Style.

Spooky, isn’t it?
This Halloween, ask yourself who is in control of your life: you or your Learning Style.
Find out.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Teenagers learn well to live well

There is more to learning than school and university:
  • some things you learn are useful, such as reading and writing
  • some things you learn are fun, like a sport or a new game
  • some things you learn can save lives - including your own life.

What skills don’t you have that could potentially save a life?

  • First aid?
  • Survival swimming?
  • Snow rescue basics?
  • Safe driving?

    A research experiment in Toronto aimed at teaching teens about the risks of driving, confirmed that while teenagers learnt well, they also forgot quickly.

    I bet the researchers did not use Learning Style Analysis in their experiment, or the teens would have scored much better!

    Learning styles will show you how you can master any life skill: be it driving, squash, paintball, bridge, oil painting, speaking Japanese or effective communication.

    What life skills or life-saving skills do you want to get this year? Make it easy on yourself with this super-easy 2step process:
  1. Ask yourself: what is my Learning Style?
  2. Find out.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Learning Styles and Teenagers: Your Future Job

Because some jobs require shift work...
Because some jobs mean working under stress...
Because some jobs are better suited to visual people, while other jobs require moving around...

... you can use your Learning Style report for your career planning.

Learning styles will show you how to communicate, plan your work, manage your time and handle deadlines.

The report also contains recommendations as to which careers may or may not be suitable for you. For example, if you can’t stand routine, your profile will say: “As you love change, and enjoy trying out new things, you hardly ever do the same thing the same way twice. It is important that you take into account your strong need for variety and your love of change when you consider future career planning.”
While at school, you will probably do most tasks and projects alone or with a chosen friend. Work, however, is different. Some of the time, you will be expected to be part of a team, working with people you may not know very well, or not like very much, or whose Learning Style is radically different from yours. And some of the time you will need to work alone. No choice, no arguments.
It is also important to check your attitude with respect to:
perseverance, and
before you decide to accept a specific job offer.

Remember, it is even more important in the current economic crisis that you choose a job that matches your Learning and Working Style. If you’re a mismatch, you will not hold the job for long and, what’s worse, your record will be blemished forever... when it’s not even your fault.

What is your Learning Style? Find out.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Learning Styles and Teen Relationships

Opposites Attract!

Calling all teenagers! You’ve probably heard that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Although this is a broad generalisation, there is some merit to the argument that women solve their problems by talking while men retreat to their cave.

Learning styles will show you how to treat and talk to your romantic partner based on their specific learning style, to minimise misunderstandings and potential areas of conflict.

To avoid conflicts and misunderstandings in your romantic relationships, remember the following:
· If she tells you about her problem, listen. Really listen. Don’t interrupt, don’t ask questions, don’t offer solutions. Simply nod and make encouraging “mmmm” noises.
· If he’s particularly quiet, don’t assume it’s something you’ve done or that he’s about to break up with you. Most likely, he’s stressed or preoccupied about something. He may even have a headache. Let him be.
· If she asks you to do five things in one breath, ask her to repeat them slowly so that you can write them down.
· If he takes his time before making up his mind, don’t hurry him.
· If she’s looking particularly lovely, tell her. Don’t expect her to read your mind.
· If his car looks like a mess, think twice before offering to clean it out: he may genuinely need all the pieces of paper, tennis balls and pairs of shoes he drives around with.
· Communicate using your partner’s communication style: if they are visual, send them an SMS; if they are auditory, give them a call; if they like lists, then give them lists.
· Tell your partner what your preferred communication style is.

What is your Learning Style? Find out.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Learning Styles and Teens - Part 3

Learning Styles help teenagers in many areas. Too many people limit their practice of learning styles to school, homework and learning new things. While learning styles do help you achieve academic success, they can also:

· Improve your sports performance in a sport of your choice.
· Help you understand the way the opposite gender thinks.
· Decrease your stress levels.
· Show you how to manage time better.
· Make your parents understand you.

For example...

If your room is a mess, relax: you’re not alone. Most teenagers battle with their parents for the right to keep their rooms the way they like it.

But did you know that being messy could be more than a “teenage thing”? Whether you are organised or disorganised, tidy or messy, punctual or unable to keep track of time a biological (inherent and often inherited) function of your brain.

Perhaps you and your parents can strike a deal: you will keep the bathroom, kitchen and lounge tidy in exchange for them allowing your room to be as untidy as you please?

Your Learning Style report will tell you whether you are untidy by nature. It will also offer you tips on how to help you get organised.

What is your Learning Style? Find out.