I want to share with you a very important diagram, created by a man that made modern teaching what it is today. His name was Dr. Howard Gardener, and he developed the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. His theories are really the backbone of what we do at The Learning Space and you are more than welcome to read his whole thesis. The idea is that students all possess different traits that dictate the ways in which they obtain information and optimize learning. If you are a teacher you have heard of this, and had to study it in depth. But most parents have not. I wanted to share with you a graph that all parents should consider when working at home with their kids. I can say that my daughter is very clearly a Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence style, so we have always had races, jumped, and tossed a ball. This graph was made to use with dyslexic students but it really is best practices for all students. What is your child? What are you?
I would be more than happy to give ideas for anyone struggling to teach their child at home. Just let me know their learning style in the comments.