Fall ushers in the excitement of a new school year, full of possibility. While you’re helping your child get ready for a new classroom and a new teacher, you may be wondering what else you can do to prepare him for a successful school year.
There are several different learning styles, and each has a direct impact on how your child learns and processes information — thus their level of success — in the classroom. If your child’s a left-brain thinker, they learn sequentially, memorize and test well — skills that align with traditional teaching methods. If your child’s a right-brain, visual thinker, they’re creative, spatial, non-linear and intuitive. In our test-heavy education system, however, these children may struggle. Visual thinkers live in the world of images and need to see what they are learning. No seeing, no thinking; no thinking, no learning. They need help making learning and study visual.
Applying these ten tips will make a noticeable difference in your child’s academic accomplishments.