Keeping Kids Engaged in the Class: The Logical Learner

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Class: The Logical Learner

Welcome to post #7 in the Engaging Kids in the Classroom through Learning Styles series. Today, we’ll be discussing the logical learner. The logical learner is very good at reason and numbers. Their brains work almost like computers making numerical patterns out of almost any information.  A logical learner can recognize patterns easily, as well as connections between seemingly meaningless content. They love to classify and group information to help understand it

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In Your Weekly Routine

End of Class Game:

I don’t know about you, but I am not a fan of those last five minutes of class — either when you’ve run out of lesson or when you don’t have enough time to do a planned activity.  Of course, the kids love it, because that’s when we play an end of class game like “Guess the Letter”  or “Unscramble the Letter”.  We usually play boys vs. girls and kids love putting their “thinking caps” on for this problem-solving game.

While Teaching

Documented Problem Solving:

Write out the steps a Bible character takes to solve a problem (one step per strip of paper).  After telling the story, have student put the steps in order either on a poster or individually on their own worksheet.

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Classroom

Pro and Con Sheet:  

As you are reading through the Bible story for the day, pause when you reach the climax of the story.  Brainstorm a few possible endings of the story and then work together as a class to come up with a pro and con list for each solution.

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Classroom

Imaginary Show and Tell:  

Assign students a key object from the week’s Bible story to “show and tell”.  Of course, they won’t actually have the object, so they will have to describe the object well enough for the other students to guess what it is or picture it in their heads.   If the students are unfamiliar with their assigned object, break out a kids Bible dictionary to provide some background (I love cool Bible tools!)

With Classroom Decorations and Displays

Charts and Graphs:

Logical learners love to see how the big story of the Bible pieces together.  Consider hanging Family Trees, Timelines, or other Bible charts and graphs to engage this group of students.

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