As a teacher you are often expected to do the job of an educator, a counsellor, a parent, a guide and a friend.
That’s a lot to ask of one person, especially in a class of 25 or more students. We, at Creative Learning, can help.
Learning styles show you how to communicate with your students, plan your lessons, and handle any misbehaviour. Our free group profiles give you a handy summary of learning strengths and non-preferences in your class.
For example, if a majority of your students is holistic, it makes sense to:
- Tell your students the purpose of the lesson or of the task you asked them to perform.
- Provide an overview of the learning material before jumping into the details.
- Relate the lesson to the students’ experience.
- Use humour.
- Allow your students to map, graph or illustrate the material.
- Give positive feedback even for small achievements.
Do you experience discipline issues in your classroom? Probably. But did you know that some of the disruptive children or teens could be made over into exemplary students if you satisfied their learning style needs for:
· mobility at frequent intervals
· variety of learning tools and teaching methods
· informal learning environment (because of their inability to sit on hard chairs for a length of time)
· low lighting
· tactile or kinesthetic sensory input
· late morning or afternoon study sessions
· freedom to not conform
· recognition of their high motivation irrespective of their school results.
What is your students’ Learning Style? Find out. To quote Kurek Ashley, the international life coach guru: “If you do one thing today, then make a decision, commit to it, invest in yourself and follow through.”