This semester, I’m really focusing my students on how they learn. They move from an elementary setting where they see two teachers for their core subjects to a middle school setting where the number of teachers doubles, and the time spent with them shrinks.
As I’ve reflect on our transitions both from 6th to 7th (I taught 6th grade here for 10 years) and from 5th to 6th, that idea of learning styles is something we talk about briefly at the beginning of the year, then it slips by the wayside. Why shouldn’t we talk about this all the time, helping students to realize their favored learning styles? Why is this something many teachers focus on at the start, but not at the end of the year? Has it become less important?
Just a few things bounding around in my head! 🙂