As I was reading comments people posted to some of my earlier blogs, I realized how different we are from each other. This is a good thing! We need diversity in order to thrive as a society. There were several comments on my blog post about whether writing something down can help you remember it. One person said she writes first, then later types. Another said he just enters information into his smart phone. Another said she absolutely must write what she needs to later remember. These comments made me chuckle, but they also made me think again about how children need to figure out for themselves what works best for them in school.
Here are some ideas to discuss with your child. It might take some experimenting to find out what strategy works the best:
Note to students and parents: Students, it is important to keep trying to figure out your personal learning style. Once you understand it, you can take steps to improve in school. Parents, you can help by asking your child to think about what seems to work. Ask, “What do you like the best in school?” Thinking about that can often give clues about a child’s strengths.
For more information about learning styles and school success, read SchoolFamily.com’s article What is Your Child’s Learning Style? and search for “learning style” to find many articles on this topic here at SchoolFamily.com.