Personalize student engagement by employing brain-based learning strategies.

by Angela Mosier

Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Introduction

I’ve learned an important lesson: I might learn one way but my students might learn differently.

I plan instruction based on the varying learning styles of my students. “Brain-based” strategies are those that meet students where they are.

There are many ways to develop relationships with students to get to know who they are as learners:

-You can use surveys to quickly assess strengths and weaknesses,

-You can have candid conversations about how they learn best.

Then, once you know more about the different learning styles of students, you can tailor your instruction to take into consideration the needs of students who may want an analytical approach or students who may want to use their creative talents to express what they’ve learned.

About Angela Mosier

Angela D. Mosier is the 9-12 mathematics department head at Westside High School in Omaha, Nebraska and is a National Board Certified teacher in ea...

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