Chemicals released during exercise help improve concentration, motivation and learning.
Some research suggests foods like blueberries, tomatoes, broccoli, kale, whole grains, walnuts, flaxseed and pumpkin seeds may enhance your child’s brainpower.
Logical learners think mathematically. These students prefer using logic, reasoning and systems. Logical learners recognize patterns easily, as well as connections between seemingly meaningless content. This also leads them to classify and group information to help learn or understand it. They typically work through problems and issues in a systematic way. This is done by creating to-do lists and ranks them in order before putting them into action. Their scientific approach to thinking means they support their claims with logical examples or statistics. They pick up logic flaws in other peoples words, writing or actions. They also tend to enjoy games like brainteasers, backgammon and chess.
Verbal (linguistic) learners prefer both the written and spoken word. They depend on language reasoning rather than abstract visual information. For example in math they find word problems easier than algebra equations.
Students that use this style find it easy to express themselves both in writing and verbally. They tend to enjoy reading and writing. They also tend to know the meaning of many words and regularly make an effort to find the meaning of new words.
Auditory learners process and learn by what they hear. These students tend to recite spelling words and study facts orally. An auditory learner likes to work with sound and music. They typically can sing, play a musical instrument, or identify the sounds of different instruments.
Physical (kinesthetic) learners like to touch, feel and use their hands. They learn best by what they do and experience. They prefer hands on projects.
Students with the physical learning style are likely to use the body and sense of touch to learn about the world around them. It is likely that they enjoy sports, exercise, and other physical activities such as working with their hands. They are more sensitive to the physical world around them and notice textures in clothes or furniture. Physical learners tend to like getting their hands dirty. They would prefer to pull an engine apart and put it back together rather than reading or looking at diagrams about how it works.
Visual (spatial) learners learn best through images and words they see. These students tend to notice details. They learn from things they see and creating pictures in their mind. If one uses the visual style, they prefer pictures, colors, and maps to organize information. They easily visualize objects, plans and outcomes in their mind. These students love drawing, scribbling and doodling.
Most students learn in a combination of ways but lean toward one style. Understanding how your child learns can help you and their tutor support homework, projects and studying. Over the next week we will take a closer look at the 7 learning styles. Try to see which learning styles your child may use.
Studying For Tests Part 2
After preparing the material to study, students should quiz themselves regularly for at least a week before the test. The brain is basically like a muscle that grows stronger with use. Having students write out questions, then retrieve information and connect the dots repeatedly is more effective than passively reading or listening.
Every generation seems to have a serial killer hyped up by the media. Many of these serial killings could have been prevented if people saw the early warning signs as children. These infamous killers’ violent acts towards people were first directed at animals when they were kids. Notorious murderers including Dennis Rader (BTK Killer), Jeffrey Dahmer (cannibal), Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler), and Lee Boyd Malvo (Beltway Sniper) all tortured and killed many animals in their youth. As they got older, they transferred their enjoyment for inflicting pain and murder on people. If parents, teachers, coaches, neighbors, etc. saw the warning signs when these murderers were still children, then they may have been able to prevent the atrocities that were to follow in the years to come.
If you witness animal abuse, report it immediately. YOU may be the one to not only stop the pain of an innocent animal but also save our society from evil bloodshed in the future.