There are hundreds of thousands of students in Victoria, Australia, and each of those students has his or her style of learning. As you prepare lessons for the week, you know that what works for one student may not work for another and that can be a challenge.
Although there are many variations on each learning style, here are the basic four:
As anyone who has stood in front of a classroom of students with different learning types can attest, writing lesson plans for that many different styles can be tough. At Invotec, we’re accustomed to working with teachers and administrators, the people on the front lines of education in Australia. We are an Apple, Chromebook, and Asus supplier for schools in Victoria and as such, enjoy sharing some of the latest, most innovative ways computers can help your students get the most out of their education.
First Things First
To begin, you’ll need a good idea of each student’s learning style. Older students can help out by answering an online questionnaire like this or this. With younger students, you will need to determine their learning style based upon observation and what their parents can tell you. To keep your lesson plans clear, associate a particular colour with a method of learning. For example, hands-on learners may be green, while visual learners are assigned the color blue. Give each student a dot (cut out of paper or a sticker they can place on their desk) made of the colour associated with their style. In the event, you find that a student has more than one learning style, put that child in the group that matches his dominant style of learning. If all of this sounds complicated, it’s not (we promise). The process looks like this:
Teaching to Style
Say it’s January and you’re teaching your students about Australia Day, they each have a laptop at their desk and are ready to go. Your assignment may be written something like this:
Yes, writing four variations of the same lesson might feel overwhelming at first, but you are likely to discover two things:
More Time to Focus on Teaching
You’re the expert in the classroom and we’re the experts who can help you discover the kind of technology sure to enhance your lesson plans. In addition to the perfect computers, we can help you determine which programs work best for the subjects and age groups you teach. We can give you tips for getting your technology up and running in no time. We can help bring your class firmly into the 21st century while you focus on what you do best — coming up with grand lesson plans.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at Invotec.