Too often children fail in educational endeavors, but it’s commonly the methods being used to teach the material. All of us have a learning style, the means by which we take in information. If we are forced to learn in a way that is not our strength, our retention and retrieval is low to none. Ever wonder why one student or child catches on quickly while another doesn’t? Most likely the child who is excelling has the same learning style as the teacher, and the opposite is true of the other child.
It’s not uncommon for a teacher to be one style of learning and the student another causing little success on the student’s part and frustration on the teacher’s part. Learning styles is a book about the four main types of learning uptake of information, then the retention and retrieval of that information. This book is vital for anyone in a teaching position whether you are in a classroom, homeschooling, coaching, or raising a child. First you need to learn your style, and then figure out your student’s learning style. This knowledge will help you become your student’s best advocate. Stop banging your head against a wall, and start designing successful educational opportunities.
Learn your own style, your child’s style and the teacher who will be training them. Once you know the way information is received and retrieved, you can help your child, yourself or their teacher to create means for success!