Crayon Learning TendenciesInnate Abilities                                  Work Best When They   •    Experimentation and...
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Crayon learning tendencies

  1. 1. Crayon Learning TendenciesInnate Abilities Work Best When They • Experimentation and discovery • Get to make choices • Risk-taking and possibility-thinking • Are self-directed • Adventurous- and discovery-oriented • Are in competition • Intuitive and insightful • Can experiment through trial and error • Creative and independent • Can use brainstorming/open-ended options • Spontaneous and curious • Have hands-on activitiesChallenges They Face What They Need to Work On • Having lockstep directions/limitations • Managing time and process • Making choices even if they like them • Completing and follow through • Having no options or variety • Delegating responsibility • Working in a constant environment • Being realistic about outcomes • Always doing the same written tasks • Accepting others’ ideas • Setting limits/being realisticDynamic Learner Tendencies • Asks, “What’s next?” • Likes challenges, variety • Wants to think “outside the box” • Has bursts of energy; responds to pressure • Often wants to forge ahead alone, but • Adapts to change will work with others • Has trouble with decisions • Dislikes the monotonous or routine • May start too many projects • Postpones the unpleasantLikes Dislikes • Open ended questions • Repetition and drill • Flexible demands • Reflecting, inactivity • Looking for patterns • Assignments without choice • Self-discovery projects • Interdisciplinary unitsReading Preferences Writing Preferences • Likes a variety of reading materials • Metaphors • Needs a “hook” to focus • Imagination and fiction, including science • Sees the big picture fiction and fantasy • Imagination and fiction • Self-expression and personal • Science fiction and adventure • Opportunities to use symbolism • Poetic and creative • Variety and choices are importantInstructional Activities: Brainstorming, problem solving, games, experiments, simulationsActivities They Prefer: Organizing, reorganizing, exploring, forecasting, processing, predictingMultiple Intelligences Strengths: Visual/spatial, musical/rhythmic, bodily/kinesthetic

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