As teachers, one of the most important steps we can take is to find the best way to teach our students.
In return, students need to know the best way they can learn.
The old saying, “Know Thyself” is what this lesson is all about.
This was created on the belief that if students knew their strengths and weaknesses in learning, they would be able to use those strengths to their advantage and improve their weaknesses. And as their teacher, by knowing my students, I was better equipped to prepare lessons that played to those strengths.
Students will use websites to explore their learning styles, multiple intelligences and brain dominance.
This three-page document includes web addresses and specific directions that will make this a clear and fun adventure for your students.
Students will complete charts and questions and will be asked to analyze their results as they take three different “tests” that will help them learn more about how they learn.
This lesson was created originally for 8th grade students and was one of the first lessons of the school year, so students would be able to apply their new knowledge to their learning. It also helped me know the best way to prepare my lessons.
Since that time, this lesson has been used by 6th through 8th graders. All students at my school completed it and results were compiled in a excel document and shared with all of their teachers.
One of the best parts about this web adventure was hearing students say things like, “I really need to SEE this! I’m a visual learner,” Or “Mrs. G, you know I need these steps in order or I’m not going to get it!”
But an even more amazing result was hearing teachers make statements like, “Ok, for all you kinesthetic learners, this assignment is for you!” and “Students, if you’re Spatial smart, check your team’s work for the correct number of sides.”
This is not recommended for elementary grades but would be useful for high school students.
It’s a fun learning experience for you and your students.
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