Learning Myth: We Should Teach to a Child’s Strengths

Learning Myth: We Should Teach to a Child’s Strengths

Director, Janice Smith, talks through Dr. Kimberly Berens’ new book Blindspots: Why Students Fail and The Science That Can Save Them. Dr. Berens book’ book covers the myths about learning. Myth #2 is that we should teach to a child’s strengths. What does the science say? FALSE. Education’s goal is not just to teach what learners already find easy. Teaching should be taught with a multi-sensory approach. The only way a learner will become better at a different modality (e.g. hearing, seeing) is through deliberate and repeated practice that is reinforced!

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