At the period of the year some parents have been informed their kid will probably be “kept”. That’s a challenging message for any parent to hear. As a coach, I will honestly tell you this can be required, and sometimes not. Consequently more and more households, including professional educators, are turning to home education. Today’s phonics class in Singapore can’t generate high school graduates that will compare favorably in knowledge and abilities together with the 8th grade graduates of the 1900’s.
Thirty Eight percent of kids are “hands on learners” (Artisan Personality). Unfortunately, the college system doesn’t effectively teach to the massive collection. They are often falsely labeled as Dyslexic, Attention Deficit or problem kids. My oldest grandson was that this personality type.
In an early age, he had been excited to learn anything related to hands on actions… like riding his bike. Bumps and bruises didn’t dissuade him. He just picked himself up, and moved for the toy again and again until mastered. He showed a fantastic level of intelligence this way. But when he entered college, matters appeared to differ. He took no interest in formal sit learning. Like many, he reasoned: ‘when I cannot do something with it, it’s a waste of my time”. An individual can learn more about this personality type from the publication: “Please Understand Me II” by David Keirsey. He clarifies that the “Artisan” personality as action oriented, and people who bring excitement for their relationships” Churchill and Patton have been of the personality type. To put it differently, these kids aren’t unintelligent, dyslexic or ADD. To the contrary, they’re extremely smart. It’s the technique of teaching that’s lacking because it’s not designed for action-oriented attention.