multiple learning styles

Tweet I met with a mother a few days ago to discuss how her daughter was progressing. Her daughter had been “diagnosed” with ADHD and an auditory processing disorder. Her previous school was making weekly (sometimes daily!) phone calls to report on the “problem child.” That mother seemed to be carrying the weight of the […]

Tweet When I was growing up, I wasn’t good at any of three R’s. I was slow to read. My writing was atrocious and my arithmetic even worse. I never got high marks or recognition for any of the core academic areas. I just wasn’t smart like that. What I was good at was being […]

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 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 No matter what kind of ability you have in a given intelligence, you can explore, grow, and develop it. Whether you have trouble spelling dictionary or you’re a future best-selling author, you can become more word smart. Thomas Armstrong, You’re Smarter Than You Think:  A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligence

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 […]

Tweet When I was five years old I loved to dance. To my mother’s dismay, I loved dancing on tables. Coffee tables, the dining room table, the kitchen counter, and even the bathroom sink! I was a toddler crazed to reach the highest point of the room and move to the beat. So my mom […]

Tweet There are people with all sorts of enthusiasms and creativity which are not often enough made use of or even recognized because the tendency is not to rock the boat but to keep on doing things the way they have always been done. – Frederick Buechner Melissa is the founder of Tandem Teaching and […]