Helping Your Pre-Schooler With Math-Brain Friendly or Learning Styles?

Whether because you accept apprehend my added online writing in the Aboriginal Adolescence Apprenticeship class or because you accept researched this affair online, you acceptable accept questions about how the agreement “brain friendly” and “learning styles” fit into your plan with your preschooler. Absolutely the ambition of both is to advice your adolescent learn, so what’s the difference? Is one bigger than the other?

“Learning styles” is the earlier abstraction and represents the after-effects of several analysis studies aggravating to actuate how we learn. You will acquisition a arbitrary of these allegation in my commodity “Learning Styles-Should I Accept my Adolescent Tested?” (The acknowledgment is NO.) These concepts were about guesses, based on ascertainment of behavior, about how the academician takes in and food information. Guesses as to how the academician learns.

I acclaim that you apprehend that commodity to accustom yourself with the analogue because you are acceptable to appointment some or all of these concepts as you added abstraction aboriginal adolescence education. You may even appointment agents in your child’s approaching who still authority assimilate these concepts. Some of these attempts to explain how we apprentice accept added arete than others; there is some accuracy in each; but none provided the abounding answer. The abstraction of acquirements styles has absent favor in the acreage of education. In my analysis for this commodity I was afraid at how abounding online writing and videos referred to “debunking” this abstraction of acquirements styles.

Having accomplished in accessible schools in the ’90′s if we were encouraged to analysis our student’s acquirements styles, and acceptance were generally placed in classes area their acquirements appearance akin the teacher’s style, the abstraction of acquirements styles getting “debunked” initially seemed impossible. However, this change in attitude about apprenticeship is the aftereffect of new developments in academician browse technology, academician surgery, and academician research. We no best accept to assumption how the academician learns. We accept lots of analysis and applied analysis of techniques that accept accurate able for acquirements to occur.

The acreage of academician based apprenticeship and acquirements is alone a brace decades old; and the acreage is not after its critics; but even Harvard University now offers master’s and doctoral programs through its MBE–Mind, Brain, and Education–program. The abstraction of academician based apprenticeship is about acquirements what techniques parents and educators should use to best appoint the academician in learning.

Now that we apperceive how the academician in fact learns, it is important the you use academician affable techniques as you plan with your preschooler. You don’t charge a teaching amount to use academician affable techniques. I will now abridge actuality things you charge to accede if you plan with your child. The academician needs color, exercise/movement, a array of activities, novelty, processing time, music, attached stress, advice in baby “chunks,” affluence of rest, addition to “the arts”–dance, ball (acting things out), and art, common review, acceptable nutrition, and more. There are abounding specific techniques that agents use in their classrooms, but this account will accord you a acceptable alpha for alive at home..

There are a few things you should apprehension from the list:

  1. These activities in fact advance all the altered concepts of acquirements styles, which is why you don’t charge to analysis your child, and why I didn’t account them. Application academician affable techniques addresses what you charge to apperceive about acquirements styles.
  2. You are already application abounding of these techniques. You are already alive in abbreviate periods of time, giving time for processing, lots of review, movement, altered kinds of activities, watching your adolescent to abstain stress, etc.
  3. Skill & assignment worksheets are NOT academician friendly. There are hundreds of sites online alms worksheets for your preschooler. However, unless these worksheets accept lots of color, atypical and assorted activities, are short, are self-checking to abstain accomplished mistakes, and you are accommodating to baby-sit every moment of their use, you should abstain application them!

If you wish added advice about academician based learning, I acclaim account Eric Jensen, David Sousa, and/or John Medina.

The acknowledgment to the antecedent catechism is that “brain friendly” is the acquirements abstraction you charge to absorb into your plan with your child. Apprehension that I accept not even mentioned algebraic because these techniques are for ALL learning. Remember to consistently break absolute with your child, be agog about learning, and abstain apathy in your child. Apathy in fact destroys academician cells, and we absolutely don’t wish that!

– Teaching Styles