I taught a music workshop this weekend. I ask people to stand up or sit down according to different ways they learned. When I made statements such as “I hate reading instruction manuals”, “I love lists”, and “I am good at puzzles”, different people stood up or sat down almost like popping popcorn.
People were grinning as they recognized how different they were in their learning styles from their neighbor. Then came the question: if we are so different from each other in how we learn best, what about the children we teach?
The answer is yes, each child is different in how they learn things best.
So how do I teach Primary each week and reach all different kinds of learners?
By teaching using different categories of activities. What does that mean?
- Do you have some activities that are movement based for the song?
- Do you have some activities that are visually based for the same song?
- Do you have some activities that require the children to put things in order?
- Do you have some activities where the older children can interact with each other?
In an attempt to help you find and use different categories of activities, we added categories to this blog! You can either go to the top of this page in the header OR you can look on the left hand side bar that says “Categories.”
The main categories right now are:
- Younger Children
- Older Children
- Teaching Principles
- News (often this is a monthly plan of what I might teach that month, or other types of news)
Hopefully this will make it easier to change up your activities so that you reach every learner in your Primary.