Creating Better Ways to Learn

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Creating Better Ways to Learn

Creative Play with Moldable Media – Photo by Cat Wilson

Creating better ways to learn may change the way we all experience life. Let’s begin with a question: When are YOU at your best? Love science, art, music, sound, hands-on learning?

Tradition has governed education for years. We use many of the same topics our parents learned, albeit they are updated with higher math, science, and new words. Yet, many people are trying to squeeze themselves into a mold that simply isn’t the best for them.

My daughter, Jyn, invited me for coffee, sitting with a conversation on the education system through her perception. She has eight (yes, 8) children in various modes of learning. Click here to see her website to help with some family tips.  Some are at home, using computers provided by the school system, while others are jumping on a bus, then sitting in a classroom to learn. I’ve seen the classrooms. In working with the Art Literature program, I am in the classroom with the children and have seen beautiful, artistic, fun-loving energy fly around a room. Yet, teachers have been cut, so more children are in each classroom. It’s tight, desks are squished together, and the teacher is like the conductor of an orchestra. Only, everyone isn’t a trained musician. They all need a little extra attention to bring them up to speed in one place or another.

Can Creating Better Ways to Learn Cure Didaskaleinophobia?

Some children may love school, because of the “extrovert” or a person who refuels in large groups of people, has a  joy of being around lots and lots of other people. They may thrive in the environment for abilities and functions in their brains. The “introvert” or person who refuels in a quiet space need a different environment than the extrovert. Some children may love learning, but struggle with “didaskaleinophobia” or “the fear of school.”  In this case, there are factors outside of the teacher’s ability, and with a need for strong rapport with a child and time to help, learning may not be effective.

If you were creating better ways to learn, how would you start?

How does learning happen? If you are visual you might like something to look at or watch. For instance, a teacher could play a brief cartoon at the beginning and bring attention up. Perhaps the audio learner would enjoy something with sound. Let’s bring Mozart, Bach, The Beatles, or rhythm drumming in to get kids warmed up!  The kinesthetic or hands on kids would need something to touch.  How about some playdough time or a little art in the morning with finger painting or even the rhythm drumming.  Just enough to get each learning type “fueled” up for the day could be a nice way in creating a better way to learn.

Let’s consider some NLP options.

Visual, Audio, Kinesthetic, and mixed.  Each and every style is individual. Technology is introducing more layers in learning and we can be alive to advancing and improving what we all know; learning is a part of a continuing process we all need to be part of in life.

Click here for a video on “Teaching Superman” .  It gives a wonderful example of how we could think of school and learning with new eyes. You can begin creating better ways to learn right now by opening your mind. Try it, you’ll like it!

Want Some Private Sessions for Creating?

Contact Cyn Wilson or Cat Wilson for working with some educations options. We’ve seen both sides of the picture and we’re working for a better way for creating better ways to learn for you and your children. We’d enjoy helping you in processes that will enrich your life and the lives of those you love. Call 503-525-0595 or email catwilsoncoach@gmail.com.

 

 

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