Countless studies, books and philosophies throughout the years examine learning styles and whether or not they truly matter and impact how we learn. Some experts claim learning styles are irrelevant, others claim they are essential to effective teaching.
In the homeschool world, we have the ability to merge the best of both worlds, using what works in our home for our unique learners, and throwing out what doesn’t. What’s most important is that our children learn and progress, and learning styles have great benefits for both homeschoolers and teachers!
Ready to learn more about learning styles and how you can make the most of them for your homeschooler? Read on!
Studies show many different ways that our brain processes and retains information, which is the concept known as learning. These methods are often referred to as learning styles. The three main categories of learning styles are auditory, visual and kinesthetic (hands-on). And while we manage to use all forms, we each have tendencies that best help us categorize, retain and analyze information. Essentially, most of us have one main way we learn best, and that is our preferred learning style.
Did you know that learning style impacts our ability to critically think, solve problems, and push through tough challenges? When we learn how our brain is meant to work, we can master concepts more quickly and move on to analysis, synthesis and evaluation. And because we’re more likely to be open and engaged when using our preferred learning style, lessons go more smoothly. Students are more willing to take risks and accept challenges like higher-level thinking.
These skills are important beyond just learning. They help us navigate relationships. They are essential life skills that impact important life issues like landing and holding onto a job, or making sound financial decisions. Speaking your child’s learning language can be a challenge, especially if you don’t know what it is or are unfamiliar with how to teach in that method.
But don’t fret! From our years of work in homeschooling with families like yours, as well as some serious research, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t when it comes to speaking your child’s learning language. This Learning Style e-book will not only explain the science behind learning styles, but provide you with strategies, tips and ideas that will help you incorporate learning styles into your homeschool lessons and activities.
Unsure of what learning styles are present in your homeschooling crew? Find out how your child learns best by taking this unique learning and personality style assessment. Everyone in your family can take the assessment and receive insight into how to communicate, interact and learn well together. As a bonus for taking the assessment, you’ll get a book filled with 101 tips and tools for your learner.
Learning styles are a tool that can shape our teaching, making it more Relevant, Accessible, and Dynamic, or RAD. And that’s what you want, RAD learning. Be sure to download this free e-book, written just for homeschoolers, to learn exactly how to make learning styles work for you. Set your learners on the path to unlocking their true potential!