making angles with our arms or legs I almost forgot we were learning. The best part is that I can still remember the sayings that he made to go with the game. For example, oh look acute little small butterfly to catch, or wow what a big giant elephant it must be obtuse much to reach his head. It is super silly, but it worked and is that not what teaching is about to go out on a limb and look silly if we must so that the students can learn. I also liked how you talked about students having to stay in their seats. I do not understand why the powers the be think it is appropriate, I mean I nee to get up and move as I teach. To be honest in the state of Georgia as a Pre-K teacher we are not allowed desk so that we are up and moving with the students. So how can I expect my students to sit for a 15-minute calendar time and not get ants in their pants at 4 and 5 years old. There are some days I wish the “powers that be” could sit in my room for just one day and remind them what a 5 year old can act like. Sorry for the soapbox really enjoyed your post it made me think. Thanks, Amanda G. G. posted 5/31 Katrina Montemayor 1 posts Re: Topic 1: Discussion Question 1\ Hello Professor Dickey and Class, Over the years I have noticed the best way for me to learn is when the information is accompanied with visuals. When pictures, diagrams, or charts are drawn or provided to explain new information I tend to retain it better. Visual learners learn best, “when instructors illustrate or diagram their lectures on a whiteboard, visual learners may find they remember the information much better” (Flavin, 2019). I also learn the best when I teach the material to someone else. By doing this I am solidifying the information by putting it in my own words. My teachers have paired us up, and allowed for discussion of the material, giving us a chance to explain it to one another. I intend to include all learners while making my lessons plans. I will provide visuals, as well as give students the chance to listen to lessons for those who are auditory learners. Providing manipulatives such as blocks, cubes, or Popsicle sticks will give the kinesthetic learners a chance to learn at optimal level. And lastly I plan to have class discussions and group activities to get the students moving and active so they don’t feel like they are sitting in a desk all day. Thank you, Katrina Montemayor Gwen Dickey 2 posts Re: Topic 1: Discussion Question 1 I am a visual learner as well. So, when the information is presented in this way, I am more likely to understand it. Heidi Bise 1 posts Re: Topic 1: Discussion Question 1 Professor Dickey and class, It was hard for me to nail down exactly how I learn. Depending on the material I am learning I can learn by listening, by reading or by doing things. The main way I learn is by doing things with my hands. Doing assignments have helped me learn the materials the teacher was teaching. When learning how
to teach the new reading curriculum at the school where I work it was easier for me to learn how to teach it to my students by teaching it to my students. I mainly learn by doing. To help my future students I will have many ways of learning the material such as writing down the information, using
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