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We all have different methods of processing and retaining information (the latter seems to become harder with every passing year) and they generally fall into three categories - auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Most learners have a dominant learning style. I believe the core strategy to successfully assisting learners to achieve their goals is offering a multi-style approach in every learning situation.
There are three well-documented parts of the brain: (1) reptilian; (2) mid-brain; and (3) forebrain. They are like the layers of an onion, with the reptilian brain being at the center.
Not all students learn the same way, so you'll have to have an idea of the different learning types. Print off this guide and keep it handy when you're making your lesson plans.
One of the hottest topics in education today is the issue of homework. It affects teachers, parents and students alike. Homework does have a purpose but in recent years teachers have abused its application. If teachers would return to the proper use of homework, I believe homework would no longer be such an ugly word.
Going to class is surely a boring routine to go through especially when you have to do it everyday. There is no doubt that at one point or another before you step out of home to head to school, you have anticipated or even wondered what the lectures will be like. However, there are ways for you to make the most out of class.
Assigning homework serves various educational needs. It serves as an intellectual discipline, establishes study habits, eases time constraints on the amount of curricular material that can be covered in class, and supplements and reinforces work done in school. In addition, it fosters student initiative, independence, and responsibility and brings home and school closer together.