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Engaging Kids in the Classroom: The Visual Learner

Engaging Kids in the Classroom: The Visual Learner

Welcome to post #4 in the Engaging Kids in the Classroom through Learning Styles series.  Today, we'll be discussing the visual learner. The visual learner loves to see what he is learning, especially when the visual includes pictures or moving images.   This is a pretty natural learning style for most teachers to teach to– we usually love writing on boards and making posters.  Of course, there’s always room to step it up a notch.  Something as simple as writing in multiple colors of markers … [Read more...]

Engaging Kids in the Classroom: Auditory Learner

Engaging Kids in the Classroom: Auditory Learner

Welcome to Post #3 in the Engaging Kids in the Classroom through Learning Styles series. The first type of learner we will look at is the auditory learner.   Lecture-style teaching is great for an auditory learner, but there are plenty of other ways to engage this student.  Auditory (or aural) learners love to hear what they are learning.   Music, sound effects and even changing the volume of your own voice will go a long way in teaching this type of learner. In Your Weekly … [Read more...]

Engaging Kids in the Classroom through Learning Styles: What’s it All About?

Engaging Kids in the Classroom through Learning Styles: What’s it All About?

Welcome to Post #2 in the Engaging Kids in the Classroom through Learning Styles series.  You may be wondering, “What is a learning style anyway?” I’m so glad you asked! A learning style is a person’s preferred method of gaining knowledge. You may have heard phrases such as “visual learner” or “auditory learner” thrown around before – both of these are common types of learning styles. However, there are a few more you should add to the list. The seven most common learning styles … [Read more...]

New Musical Artist on the Scene: Joe Pots

New Musical Artist on the Scene: Joe Pots

Check out this great new hip-hop artist I was introduced to recently! He made national headlines with his rap against Planned Parenthood and has recently created and produced a Christmas song with his wife. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMqyDHUBr9g … [Read more...]

Engaging Kids through Learning Styles: Keeping Things Fresh and Exciting in the Classroom

Engaging Kids through Learning Styles: Keeping Things Fresh and Exciting in the Classroom

Welcome to a new series all about learning styles in the classroom. In this series, we'll be taking a look at some great ways to engage kids in the classroom through the senses.  There will be some great suggestions for helping kids to connect to the lesson through visual methods, kinesthetic methods, with logic and more. For today, I'll introduce the series with a look at two classrooms. I'd love to hear - what does your class typically look like? Exhibit A: Miss Mary Beth and the Stale … [Read more...]

Fruity Loopy Toddler Learning Activities

Fruity Loopy Toddler Learning Activities

With Christmas just around the corner, you're likely scrambling to get things done while still trying to squeeze in some learning along the way!  If you're looking for a few easy toddler activities, grab a box of Fruit loops and keep reading. Activity #1: Fruity Tree Let your toddler or preschooler decorate a construction paper tree with fruit loops or cheerios. They can either use liquid glue and a paint brush (shown above) or a glue stick, depending on the level of mess you're … [Read more...]