Choosing the Right School for Your Child
Students learn differently. There are three major learning styles: Kinesthetic (experiential), Visual, and Auditory. People usually learn best when they are taught in their primary learning style.
Below are suggestions for which programs may benefit different types of learners--but these are only suggestions. A kinesthetic learner may learn well in a program for visual learners. REMEMBER: You know your child best.
What are the characteristics of a kinesthetic learner?
Kinesthetic programs tend to place an emphasis on projects and experiencing what is being learned. Some kinesthetic programs place an emphasis on students working together on projects.
School programs that focus on kinesthetic learners:
What are the characteristics of a visual learner?
Visual programs tend to place an emphasis on learning through reading.
School programs that focus on visual learners:
What are the characteristics of an auditory learner?
Auditory programs tend to place an emphasis on teacher-led instruction or discussion.
School programs that focus on auditory learners:
Parents should have an understanding of a school's educational program. Having a list of questions will help you find a school for your child. Talk to the principal, teachers, students, and parents of students enrolled in the school.
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