Identify how your children are each intelligent in their own way through these free online inventories of learning styles.
Parts is Parts – Intelligence Revisited
AN A TO Z ARTICLE
By David Albert. Most homeschoolers I know are partial to Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences.
Teaching and Relating to Your Child’s Learning Style
AN A TO Z ARTICLE
How to teach anyone to read once you have identified their learning style. By Lorraine Peoples, author of You Can Teach Someone to Read.
Discover Your Child’s Learning Style
We need to stop forcing kids to learn in ways that don’t work for them and start paying attention to the ways that do work. Article in The Link by Mariaemma Pelullo-Wills & Victoria Kindle-Hodson.
Early Year’s Child’s Learning Assets
Homeschooling uses childhood energy instead of constantly trying to dam it. Now, curiosity creates interest, interest increases attention to the task at hand, and attention gives rise to learning. By Linda Dobson
Emotional Intelligence, etc.
This site contains lots of practical information on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) as Steve Hein interprets and applies it. Many homeschool families value a high EQ more than a high IQ.
Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits
An interesting article appeared in this morning’s New York Times. It debunks much of what educators have been saying about how children learn, and seems to verify what unschooling families have known for years
Keirsey Temperament Sorter
The questionaire for children identifies four temperament types: Guardian, Artisan, Idealist, and Rational. Parents will need to help younger children.
Learning Styles and Hemispheric Dominance:
Is Your Learning Style at Odds with That of Your Child’s?
These differences in our preferred approaches to learning and utilization of resources were causing some conflict among my children and myself and a great deal of inner turmoil on my part. By Karen M. Gibson, HELM.
The theory of multiple intelligences was developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University. It suggests that the traditional notion of intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, is far too limited. Instead, Dr. Gardner proposes eight different intelligences to account for a broader range of human potential in children and adults.
Multiple Intelligences Test
Take the test and see which of your multiple intelligences is strongest.
Personality Types and Learning
Students have different learning styles; they preferentially focus on different types of information, tend to operate on perceived information in different ways, and achieve understanding at different rates.
Young child learning style assessment
You don’t need to take your child to a psychologist to have a young child learning style assessment done; it can be easy to determine your child’s learning style by simple observation and answering a few questions.