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How do you learn? In what manner of learning style do you pick up a new skill or habit the best? In my learning journey, I've come across various learning technologies and philosophies. One of which I believe to be worthy of highlighting as a timeless guideline of learning for humanity is the idea of Edgar Dale.
Okay, so you're not doing as well in a class as you'd like. You have classmates, possibly friends, who get better grades and seem to put in less time studying. What's the deal? Are they smarter than you? Or is it possible that they study differently. Maybe they even utilize different behaviors and techniques in class. Not everyone is born a good student, but like anything else, practice and experimenting with creative studying techniques can improve your performance.
Like it or not, the world children have entered into within the last fifteen years is vastly different than the one into which we adults arrived. Today's kids possess a distinctive way of acquiring knowledge.
The concept of empowerment is not new; it's been around for a long, long time. Certainly when I was training as a community development worker and a youth worker, I first learned of (and learned to love) the concept of 'empowerment'.
Different pupil groups should be allowed to assume responsibility for certain curricula during the school day. Schools should also enlist the services of parents, associations and representatives of social authorities and cultural and recreational authorities, for example.
In the last few years the number of left handed persons has increased dramatically. This is partly because left handed children are not forced to use the right hand for writing any more but are rather encouraged to use whichever hand the child shows a preference to. Previously a left handed child was always corrected and encouraged to use the right hand.