Learning Styles

How to Unlock Potential

by Melissa on July 5, 2010

Tweet Cesar’s Story It was September in North Las Vegas when I met Cesar for the first time. The heat was so intense that we’d be dripping with sweat at 8 o’clock in the morning. It was his second time in second grade. The day before school, 3 different teachers came to warn me about […]

ReThinking Giftedness

by Queenie on June 17, 2010

Tweet When most people think about gifted students, the first thing that usually comes to mind, is an innate sense of knowing. Here are some interesting facts that I saw this online and thought I’d share it with you. 1. Einstein was four years old before he could speak and seven before he could read. […]

Tweet If you’ve got a kid that always tapping his pencil or can construct an Aztec temple out of Legos you’ve probably got a tactile learner. They’re often the most frustrating type of learner, and schools often cater to them the least. The tactile kids often get the label of misbehaved. Their hands are always […]

Tweet “Hey! You tricked me into learning that!” one of my students exclaimed the other day. “Tricked you?” I questioned him. “What do you mean.” “Well . . . you made it fun. It didn’t seem like work.” It’s funny, but I find that whenever learning doesn’t seem like work for them, teaching doesn’t seem like […]

Tweet What exactly is a learning style? A learning style is a preferred way of “thinking,processing and understanding information” Did you know that “75 percent of teachers are sequential, analytic, presenters;and 70 percent of all their students do not learn BEST in this way?” Knowledge is not always learned in a linear, sequential format, at […]

Tweet Melissa is bringing you Tuesday’s post today, as Patrick is on vacation. Eric Jenson was  a pretty wise bird who wrote, “Many learners who seem apathetic would be very enthusiastic if the learning was offered in their preferred style.” This would really help the little people if us big people were careful to keep it […]

Tweet Early in my career, I had a student who drove me absolutely bonkers. We were studying urban wildlife. Most kids read books about these animals, or drew or talked about them. But this kiddo would go in circles around the room, imitating her animal. She really had it down. The way she walked paired […]