What are the VARK Categories?

VARK is an acronym which stands for the four basic ways people learn: Visual, Aural, Read/Write, and Kinesthetic. There is certainly overlap between these learning methods, but there is also a basic preference for most people to learn in a particular way. Here is a brief description of these four ways to learn. Visual Information […]

Check Out David Kolb’s Learning Styles

Founder and Chairman of the ‘Experienced Based Learning System’ (EBLS), in this article, David Kolb enlightens readers on the learning styles model he developed in 1984.  See – as an educator or concerned parent – here how you can benefit from his wisdom.

The Three Basic Learning Methods

Information is processed through three major routes into memory storage: the visual modality; the auditory modality; and the kinesthetic modality, which means learning through action. For most people there is a preferred learning modality which maximizes their ability to learn and retain information, but there are a few of us which are balanced, and do […]

Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences

If you – or your child – are really struggling in the classroom, look into what learning style you may benefit from.  In this book, by Harvey F. Silver, Richard W. Strong and Matthew J. Perini, readers can find out  how to implement a holistic learning program that seamlessly integrates learning styles and multiple intelligences […]

Figuring Out a Student’s Learning Style

You’ve got 30 students in your classroom. How are you supposed to take the time to find out how each one learns best? With little kids, it’s really just a matter of exposing them to all sorts of learning styles and seeing what works best for the kids. As they get older, you can have […]

British Council on Educational Resources

TeachingEnglish is a conglomeration of everything teachers need for lessons and the staff room.  This includes:  worksheets, lesson plans, teaching tips, web links, training and more.  Check out the video for more details.    

Teaching Pack Resources

Get some great ideas for your teaching with this cool site on teaching packs.  This includes: the calculator pack, the classroom essentials pack, classroom rewards pack, earning morning activity pack, fractions pack, maths vocabulary pack, persuasive writing pack, pirates pack, punctuation pack, times tables pack, goody pack, future packs, etc.  It sure is a lot […]

How Learning Styles Translate into Action

You’re a teacher in the classroom and you understand that there are many learning styles. But, what do you actually do about them? How do you translate this idea into action? Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Visual: For visual learners, you should make sure that you have a lot of posters […]

Education – Critical Thinking

It is the responsibility of educators to “ensure that critical thinking takes place on an ongoing basis in the classroom.” In this video, a clear definition of the concept is provided.