The key to learning is understanding your style.
Understanding your child’s learning style may guarantee a solid elementary school experience. This, in turn, will help provide a positive school career. And I know…
Mine kind of sucked. Actually, not kind of; it did suck.
However, although my years in elementary, middle and high school life were not so optimal, they did allow me to figure out what I wanted to do and how I was going to do it (I had a lot of time to doodle and dream away while sitting at the desk!)
The key to learning is understanding your learning style.
Now that I have kids, I can see why I slipped through the school system. Every child has a different learning style or a combination of styles which parents must recognize so they can choose the ideal school environment experience for their child. Most kids have a mixture of styles but, usually, 1 or 2 will stand out as the primary style. Personally, I would have thrived in a Waldorf or Montessori setting. With my parenting efforts and experience, I have put a lot of effort into supporting the best learning styles and techniques that each of my kids expresses. I want my kids to thrive and have a happy time in school!
Below is the run down on the different learning styles.
1. Visual-Spatial – you are drawn to pictures and images to understand concepts
Part of brain used: occipital lobes located at the back of the brain.
2.Kinesthetic/Feeling/Physical – you are drawn to using your body – hands etc. to grasp concepts
Part of the brain used: the cerebellum and the motor cortex.
3. Auditory/Listening – you are drawn to sound and music to grasp concepts
Part of the brain used: the temporal lobes (the right being important for music).
4. Verbal/Linguistic – you use speech and writing to understand concepts
Part of the brain used: the temporal and frontal lobes (Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas).
5. Logical – you use math concepts – logic, reasoning – to understand concepts
Part of the brain used: the parietal lobes.
6. Social – you work optimally in group settings
Part of the brain used: the frontal and temporal lobes and the limbic system which control emotions.
7. Solitary – you work optimally working alone and in self-study
Part of the brain used: the frontal and the temporal lobes and the limbic system which control emotions.
With the creating and producing of my series, Human Body Detectives, I wanted to grasp as many of these different styles as possible to ensure learning.
Thank you Unsplash for the image