What is a Learning Style?
What are the different types of learning styles?
Why is it important to know my child’s learning style?
How do I know what my child’s learning style is?
These are 4 learning styles we’re going to review today:
Sensing-Thinking (ST) – The Fan of Law and Order (Paper Clip)
- Prefers routines and advanced notices of any changes in schedules.
- Needs detailed instructions for tasks/assignments and expected outcomes.
- Focuses on facts, guidelines and procedures.
- Makes decisions based on logic and rules.
- Prefers working independently.
- Likely to be upset if tested on something not covered in class.
Intuitive-Thinking (NT)- The Explorer (Magnifying Glass)
- Interested in learning how things work
- Loves opportunities to debate or challenge concepts and ideas
- Makes decisions based on logic, but is likely to challenge rules
- Likes projects that require them to compare and contrast results
- Might enjoy proof reading or editorial tasks.
- Enjoys working independently and in groups – hoping to debate any issues!
Sensing-Feeling (SF) – The Big Heart (Teddy Bear)
- Enjoys projects that are relative to things around them.
- May like projects that require collecting, reviewing information and journaling their thoughts.
- Makes decisions based on how they feel.
- Would enjoy projects that involve imaginative writing and role playing.
- Prefers sharing their thoughts and findings with others (circle projects, group presentations, etc.).
- Prefers working in group-based activities.
Intuitive-Feeling (NF) – The Self-Expressive One (Slinky)
- Enjoys creating and developing new ideas or concepts.
- May like creative projects that allows self-expression and personal insights.
- Likes projects that require them to hypothesize or interpret information.
- Tends to multi-task and work on many projects or assignments at the same time.
- Prefers learning without time constraints, but might need help with meeting deadlines (visual timers, reminder alarms, etc.)
- Can work independently or in a group setting.
What is your child’s learning style? Were you able to identify yourself, your spouse or partner, friends or family members?
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