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Web Connections: Parents Can Make a Difference in Their Child’s Education

School is in session, or almost in session, for school districts nationwide. There is often an air of excitement and anxiety as a new chapter is about to unfold for your child. Rick Ackerlyʼs recent post Vulnerability on the First Day of School: Weakness, Worry, Worthiness, and Seven Ways to Ensure Success offers some great insight into how parents can help their child deal with the inherent vulnerabilities that an education exposes.

Understandably, our schools and teachers have limited time to intently focus on our child. Therefore, it is important for parents to understand how their child learns best and use this information to help them succeed in school. This newfound information could even be shared with your childʼs teacher.

As a continuation of our previous post “Web Connections: Helping Our Kids Succeed In School”, we discussed the basics of the Kidtelligent Learning Styles Report. The Learning Styles Report is a tool parents can use to assist them with helping their child achieve best results at school. A custom plan can be created and printed off. Print off a copy for your child’s teacher, as I am sure they would appreciate this insightful information pertaining to your child.

This post will dissect the Learning Styles report for the Kidtelligent Celebrator, which is one of 16 different personality profiles in the Kidtelligent program.

The Learning Styles Report is just one of 3 main profile reports in the Kidtelligent system, the other two are a Personality Profile and a Sports Profile.

The following is only a snippet of information provided for each category for the Kidtelligent Celebrator:

Learning Subjects:

Reading

To ensure that Celebrators enjoy reading, make it social and fun. Celebrators are very capable of becoming great readers, but young Celebrators are not designed for sitting still in silence! Engage their senses and make connections with the real world to create a Celebrator who loves to read.

Writing

Celebrators like to write in the same style they use for conversation — stories, humor, personal experiences and quips brought to life by tying their thoughts to their audienceʼs experiences. Most Celebrators need to talk first and write later.

Mathematics

Keep Celebrators motivated by relating math to their interests and values. How can we tell how many servings of pet food are left? How do doctors use math to help patients? Can they teach a sibling what multiplication means?

 

Mastering Knowledge

Celebrators are often quite adept at mastering factual knowledge, but need it to be anchored to the real world — either by understanding how it will be useful or through visual cues, movement, or other tools for making abstract information more concrete.

 

Learning Skills:

Critical Thinking Skills

For Celebrators, their ability to make inferences and predictions is best developed through tasks that involve peopleʼs needs and motivations rather than through the sciences. They often benefit from direct instruction in making inferences, since it is their natural tendency to not read between the lines.

Communication & Collaboration Skills

Celebrators need an atmosphere of trust for deep discussions or may tend toward clowning around rather than being a deep participant. The more they learn to base their comments on evidence, the more confident they will be in discussions.

Creativity, Innovation & Problem-Solving

The more clearly a problem is defined, the more ideas Celebrators can generate for solving it. Increase their confidence that they are proceeding correctly on unstructured tasks by giving them a framework for brainstorming as well as clear examples of how someone else used the framework.

Independent Learning

Celebrators learn through experiences and especially need that stimulus to continue learning on their own. Get them to try things they show an interest in — storytelling performance, hunting fossils, geocaching, etc.

Get the insights you need to successfully help your child navigate their challenges and identify and expose their strengths by starting with the Kidtelligent Insights Survey or take the Kidtelligent Tour.