Ventura, CA (11/05/01)
America’s Learning-Success™ Coaches Mariaemma Willis, M.S. and Victoria Kindle Hodson, M.A., explain why there is no such thing as “average,” in their book, Discover Your Child’s Learning Style.
In spite of our school’s best intentions, the intellectual development of many of our children is being unfairly short-circuited in our one-size-fits-all classrooms. Students who are labeled “average” or even “below average” have incredible gifts and talents that are not acknowledged and encouraged. These students grow up never knowing how smart they really are and become adults who think they can’t accomplish much.
Hodson and Willis offer these suggestions:
• Identify your children’s learning styles
• Respect your children’s readiness for learning
• Acknowledge your children’s natural gifts and abilities
• Treat your children as partners in the learning process
• Encourage your children to explore their life missions
The Learning-Success™ Model searches for ways that children learn differently and coaches all children to Learning-Success™.