There can be several reasons why students struggle in the traditional classroom setting. Here are just a few.
- Pupils sit at individual desks, often in rows and listen to a teacher lecture. There is very little interaction this way.
- When students are asked questions by the teacher, the same kids tend to raise their hands, leaving others excluded.
- It is very rare that students ask questions on their own.
- When non-lecture work time is allotted, interaction between students is often not related to the current work.
- Some students will finish lessons early and engage in non-school activities while others will
It’s usually very true that there are two sides to every story. In order to compliment last month’s feature on learning styles, it seemed logical to take a look at teaching styles to bring the process full circle. It makes sense that if an instructor’s teaching style matches a child’s learning style, the student will learn better, retain more and perform at a level that is satisfactory or greater. But how is that done in a classroom of many students with varied learning styles? Just as there are multiple learning styles there are also various teaching styles. The key is …
Your child pays attention in class, does his homework and puts forth a good effort regarding his schoolwork. So why isn’t he learning?
It could be that his learning style differs from the instructor’s teaching style. A learning style is the approach or way that a person learns. There are several learning styles.
These type of learners do best by “seeing”. They prefer the front of the room where there are few distractions and they can see the teacher’s facial expressions and body language. They benefit from graphs, charts, videos and hand- outs.
Listening is the …