I believe we all are different and hence, we learn differently. We learn best through visuals or by listening to a recording or by doing something practical related.
One strategy that has worked for me in my classrooms, for my students to better understand or learn something new are through graphic organizers. Graphic organizers make connections of facts and concepts by integrating visuals and texts. As I’ve learned through my years of teaching, students are able to grasp heavier concepts much easier and faster with the help of graphic organizers as compared to note taking or just reading through. It may be as simple as a pyramid or just a flow chart of important points needed to be learnt.
If you have noticed, alot of presentations are created using graphic organizers, so why not use them with our kids to help them grasp information through visuals charts to represent and organize our students ideas or knowledge. The coolest thing about this strategy is you can use this with any grade level, right from kindergarten to well, whenever you need to use one. It has also been proven to be an highly effective tool for gifted children and students with special needs.
Let’s make our classes organized with fun.