Teachers need to:O Focus on all types of learners.O Provide students with feedback.O Generate discussions that present both sides of an issue.O Assign homework that will help students be prepared for the real world.
Types of LearnersO Kinesthetic – learning by doing (individual/group projects and labs)O Auditory – learning by listening (lectures)O Social – learning by discussions (group projects and discussions)O Tactile – learning by touching (labs)O Visual – learning by seeing (watching educational videos)
Feedback Should Include:O Why didn’t the student receive 100%?O What did the student do right?O Did you notice a pattern of what the student made mistakes on?For example: The student needs help withwriting a thesis.
DiscussionsO Put the students into small groups and make them answer a few questions. Walk around the classroom to hear what they have to say. Make sure that they’re on the right page. Then, come together as a class and answer the questions. Try to include both sides of an issue.O Talk about the implications and ramifications for every topic.
HomeworkO Every assignment should be practical. The goal is to make students remember the material after they graduate from k-12.