Never stop learning, Because life never stops teaching.
As a parent or a teacher, the first thing that we want to know about a child is the way he/she can learn or grasp something. Every kid has a different grasping power when it comes to learning new things. Teachers in the early days of the child’s education must recognize the range of learning styles in the classroom environment. Considering every child has a peculiar learning style, children need a assortment of lesson plans and activities to appoint the entire class. Recognizing different ways in which the learning can be made easier to make relevant lesson plans for the education curriculum.
Children typically remember patterns within their reach. From a long time teachers & students have had conflicts in regards for the teachers on how to teach and for the students on how to learn. Each teacher has their distinctive method but then so do most of the students who have a particular way of grabbing things. The problem comes in when the teachers and students don’t share similar learning patterns, there they clash. So, in this case the teachers have to be more agile and attentive towards the needs of the students.
Specific learning styles can vary from one child to another. Learning styles are broadly split into three categories, visual, auditory and kinesthetic, and each requires a different teaching approach.
Any student won’t be having one style but there might be different learning patterns like a student who is good visually will also have a good social behavior. Recognizing how your student learns is one of the most essential tasks a teacher can undergo. Another one is to provide freedom for learning through the use of these identified learning styles. Most of the times teachers use the preferred learning style as their main mode of teaching and if students do not share the similar choices then learning can be very troublesome and depressing.
As a teacher, it’s important and crucial for them to understand these differences in order to increase the student’s learning potential. It is as important for the parents also to do the same. Keep a watch on your students and children. Listening to their needs is a best way to understand them and their learning patterns. Observing how the kids interact with others while learning in a group, such observations will bring you closer to recognizing their learning styles which will also help the teachers to teach them in their preferred learning styles.
Now as the teacher & parents are aware about the child’s learning styles, they should help them in expanding their abilities to use as many learning styles as possible.
We need to start from early education of a child to incorporate teaching styles in the lesson plans. Teachers can involve the entire class by providing visuals, storytelling. By incorporating these learning styles in lesson plans, teachers can provide an environment that involves the entire class. Other learning styles may or may not evolve with early education, but can be easily dealt at a later stage.
Early education provides the foundation for a prosperous academic career. Through this the kids get different ideas to and get to learn basics on numbers, letters. Teachers should provide an engaging environment that incorporates several learning styles to help the entire class understand information.