HELPING VISUAL LEARNERS SUCCEED
We all want our children to do well in school. Sometimes though kids struggle with their school work and we’re just not sure how to help. As a teacher, the first thing I do is to help them academically, for them to identify how they learn. There are 3 different ways we learn. We either learn by seeing (visual), hearing (auditory) or doing (kinaesthetic). Sometimes pupils use a combination of 2 or more of these learning styles.
1) Visual learners
like to read
are good spellers
memorize things by seeing them on paper
would rather watch, than talk or do
have good handwriting
remember faces better than names
have trouble following verbal directions
are easily distracted by noise
doodle on their paper
How about another learners?
Saturday, 31 December 2011
When I am teaching in the classroom, I found out that these kids are from different level of understandings. Of course, I forgot that there are nine types of intelligences.. let’s share..
Hmm... no wonder...
Hmm... no wonder...
Managing younger learners
1) Classroom language
Why do we need to use good classroom language to our kids in classroom?
J to explain new concepts
J to encourage collaborative learning
J to monitor learning
J to check understanding
J to discipline
J to encourage lower and higher order thinking skills
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TRADITIONAL PLAY DOUGH
(Believe me, I’ve done this with my Level 1 kids and they love it)
J 1 cup flour
J 1 cup warm water
J 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
J 1 teaspoon oil
J ¼ cup salt
J Food colouring
C mix all ingredients, adding food colouring last.
Cook over medium heat until smooth. Continue cooking after the mixture thickens and continue to cook until the dough comes together in the pan to form a ball. Remove from pan and knead until blended smooth. Place in plastic bag or airtight container when completely cool.
Store in a cool place and avoid allowing condensation to form in the storage container.