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How Do Your Students Learn?

August 30, 2009 2 comments

At some point during the next week, please take time to watch the video embedded below and reflect on how your students learn and how we can use this information to meet the needs of our 21st century learners.

book-1We know that all of our kids do not learn alike, but do we know how our black males learn? Kafele, in Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life, states that in order to achieve success with back makes, we must consider these questions in our daily lesson planning.

• Do all black males learn alike?
• Do black males learn in the same way as our black females or other students of color?
• Does culture play a role in how our black males learn?

After we create a learning environment that is student-centered, as opposed to teacher-centered, the next step is designing a variety of different learning activities that require students to use an assortment of problem-solving skills. The observations that you make as your students participate will be invaluable in helping you to determine the learning styles of our black males.

I asked Donna Murray, Instructional Technology Specialist, to research online, interactive surveys that students could take that would enable you to determine each student’s learning style.

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks3/ict/multiple_int/index.htm

 http://literacyworks.org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.html

Please feel free to share learning style assessments, projects, or adaptations to lesson plans based on information you have gained about your students’ multiple intelligences.

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