Thursday, May 31, 2012

Never Too Late To Learn Your Learning Style

According to research, doing badly in primary school does not always prevent you from getting good results further down your education path. A study which has followed the lives of 500 young people throughout their school careers reveals that it's never too late to seek support from parents and teachers to improve your grades.

What's the starting point in supporting a child who wants to do better at school?
Determine their Learning Style, that unique way in which they learn best.

The Competent Learners study followed the students' progress from just before they started school until they turned 16. It found that over 50% of the children who under-performed as 8-year-olds still went on to graduating from high school.

"The period from age 10-14 appears to be a time when it is particularly important for teachers and parents to watch for signs that children are turning away from school and learning," the study concluded.

What can you do to keep the students focussed on school work? Make sure they're taught according to their Learning Style so their attention span doesn't waver.

A child allowed to learn their way will be happier, better adjusted, better behaved and, never forget, will achieve their potential at school.

Analyse your child's learning style today.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Adult Education and Learning Styles

It's heartwarming to see so many people return to university to study for their second (or sometimes their third!) career. Some of them are mothers who have spare time on their hands now that their children are at school from 9A.M. till 3P.M. Some are people who only now have the luxury to follow a passion. Some decide to retrain in order to get a promotion or a better job.

Whatever the reason, they take their learning seriously. At Creative Learning, we do, too. And we know our learning style analysis can help.

Many tools out there promise to analyse your learning style, but what we have to offer goes beyond the usual simultaneous/systematic thinker or the visual/auditory/kinesthetic learner. Our tools deal with those issues as well, but in addition examines the following aspects of learning:

Discover your learning style today.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Some of the benefits of having your teen's learning style analysed include:
  • improved school performance;
  • a confidence boost;
  • better communication between you and your child.
Understand your teen. Buy LSA Swift today.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Bullying - Can Learning Styles Help?

New Zealand news is full of the latest wave of bullying at school and on social media (read the story here). It's sad. It's scary. And, in many cases, it can be avoided.
  • Sometimes a bully is somebody who is bullied themselves, at home or in the neighbourhood.
  • Sometimes a bully (typically a cyber bully) doesn't even realise their behaviour is hurtful.
  • Sometimes a bully is trying to communicate their frustrations in this most unfortunate of manners.

Can Learning Styles help? You bet.

Many children become rebellious at school because they feel bored, stifled and misunderstood. The solution for their disruptive behaviour lies in satisfying the needs of their unique Learning Style.

Dealing with a bully is no different. You only need to look at their learning style report to see what's behind the fists and the hurtful words.

Learning Style Analysis - it's not only about classroom learning. It's about behaviour, responsibility, perseverance and making friends.

Try it out today.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Outdoor Play Good For You Brain

A recent study discovered less than 50% of New Zealand children engage in daily outdoor play, even though most of them live within easy walking distance from a playground or park.

That's despite the fact that outdoor play greatly benefits brain development. Children who play outside every day have been scientifically proved to have better motor coordination, more ability to concentrate, and fewer attention-deficit disorders. 

Outdoor play develops children's imagination and creativity. It helps them socialise, connect with nature, and develop skills to work within teams.

So why don't we place more emphasis on playing outside? The weather and the constant lack of time are often cited as reasons. But perhaps our Learning Styles have to claim some of the responsibility, too? If our children are not kinesthetic and have a non-preference for mobility, it's hard work to get them outdoors, particularly if we ouselves share the same learning style elements.

What is your child's learning style? Find out.