Teaching and Learning

“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”  ― Albert Einstein

learning strategies at Multikids Inclusive Academy

We empower our teachers by helping them develop a deep understanding of how students learn, so that they can effectively apply and adapt teaching strategies to meet their own goals and their students’ needs. 

 

We also know that students walk into the classrooms with a wide range of abilities and we at Multikids try to find ways to meet the needs of all students, including those with learning and attention issues. Accordingly we adapt our teaching and learning strategies like those listed beneath depending on the learning needs of individual students.

1. Differentiated learning

With this approach, teachers change and switch around what students need to learn, how they’ll learn it, and how to get the material across to them. When a student struggles in one area, the teacher creates a plan that includes extra practice, step-by-step directions, and special homework.

2. Scaffolding

This is a method that breaks learning into chunks. The chunks follow a logical order and move toward a clear goal. Teachers form a bridge between what students already know and what they cannot do on their own. These bridges are referred to as “scaffolds.” They can include charts, pictures and cue cards.

3. Graphic Organization

Graphic organization can help younger students with activities like identifying the characters in a story they’ve read. This can also help them plan and organize a story they’ll write.

 

4. Mnemonics

Students use special phrases to help them remember information. Here’s an example: Every Good Boy Deserves Fun is often used to remember the notes associated with the five lines of the treble clef.

 

5. Multisensory Instruction

This method links what students see, what they hear, how they move, and what they feel. When students learn using all of their senses, they remember the material better. Math teachers might use base ten blocks and two-sided counters so that students learn through touch. Drawing might help students learn new vocabulary by capturing the meaning of a word and sketching it.

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