Take a look at this boys’ learning styles overview to get an idea of how your boy learns best.
I have never met a boy who did not enjoy learning. The problem often comes when they are forced to learn things that they are not interested in. If you can adapt a boy’s environment to fit his learning style you have given him a special gift.
If you have a boy who is struggling with a subject, give boys’ learning styles a try. Read about learning styles below then take the time to observe your boy and think about how he learns. Talk to him about how he takes in information.
Here at Brain Power Boy our goal is to help you in “Raising Boys Who Love to Learn!” Learning styles can help.
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Boys’ Learning Styles Overview
Learning styles are the same for all people but we try to adapt the learning styles to better fit boys and the way they live their lives. You can take this information and use it to help your boy learn—his way. Your boy can learn things in a faster, more comfortable, and easier way by simply knowing his learning styles.
I am fond of learning styles because they address some of the issues that stop boys from learning. While passion-driven learning is the best for all children there are ways to make learning more enjoyable when there is something that “needs” to be learned.
We have researched the many different models of learning styles. The one that has made the most sense to me, and has worked well for people I know is Howard Gardner’s list of Multiple Intelligences put into easier to understand terms by Thomas Armstrong in his book In Their Own Way.
The Learning Styles
Most people have a combination of learning styles that work best for them. Many people lean heavily toward one or two specific learning styles. While this is true, we are actually able to learn in all of the different styles.
For further information on each learning style, click the links below. This will take you to an article on each style. I will help you explore these learning styles and give you ideas for ways to apply them to your boy’s learning.
Bodily-Kinesthetic: learn best by moving, touching, and hands-on learning.
Interpersonal: learn best by relating and cooperating with others.
Intrapersonal: learn best on their own.
Linguistic: learn best by hearing, speaking and seeing words.
Logical-Mathematical: learn best by looking for patterns and relationships between items.
Musical: learn best through rhythm and melody.
Naturalist: learn best in the natural world.
Visual-Spatial: learn best by seeing images, pictures, and colors.
If your boy is struggling a bit with learning, start by changing things up a bit. If he is a visual learner, instead of using a textbook try a video, if he just has to move a lot and is a bodily-kinethetic learner make sure you approach the topic in a hands-on manner. For more ideas see the links to the individual learning styles above where we talk about what to provide, how to help and where to take your boy to honor his learning style.
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What learning style does your boy lean toward? What learning style do you think you are? And. . . the big question: Are they the same?