Observe your child's natural way of learning, use online learning style inventories, and become your child's learning style detective.
We can take flash cards to another level when working with vocabulary and other concepts by adding definitions or descriptors to our terms and visual clues. Three Card Match is a memory game that puts the concepts of print, color, and visuals together using vocabulary, definitions, or mnemonics along with visual clues.
I hear more and more from my educator friends and parents that I work with that their children “are just not that creative.” When I first heard this, it was a whisper of a few, now it is a loud and clear message by many. It’s time to pay attention.
At the heart of all the theories, ideas, and different labels; regardless of the vernacular, what we're really talking about is adjusting our teaching to respect the way our students learn. It's about employing strategies that have been proven to work, and adjusting the way we offer learning, based upon the feedback we receive from constant progress monitoring. Ultimately, it is about applying What I like to refer to as Really Terrific Instruction.
Technology is not meant to be cumbersome, nor should it be treated as an add-on or a substitute for a regular lesson plan. Showing a movie on a day when no lesson is prepared is not what successful integration of technology in the classroom looks like. With a few easy to use tools, you can enhance your classroom instruction, be more inclusive of different learning styles and abilities, and engage students more immediately in course material.