What’s the fuss about learning styles? – Day 3

Brain Trust,

Dear BT,

My kids are so different; do I need to find different ways to teach them?

Learning Styles in Lincoln


Dear Learning Styles in Lincoln,

One of the beautiful things about homeschooling is that we can zero in on what seems to work well with each child; it’s remarkably efficient in that way! However, I’m a little wary about always making things easy for my kids. That’s not the way “real life” works, and I want them to be able to function when they emerge from our homeschooling cocoon.

I think we underestimate the brain’s ability to adapt, and if we always make things easy to learn, then we shortchange the brain’s capacity to tackle difficult challenges. Honestly, I don’t worry about catering to a child’s learning style unless they just can’t grasp something. In that instance, I then start trying out some alternative methods/tricks that might involve the other learning styles (visual, auditory, kinesthetic).

Peace be with you,

Click here to read Bull’s thoughts from Monday!

Find Snow’s post from yesterday here

Doodle ties a nice bow on it for us tomorrow, May 10th…

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