A parent with an introverted personality type may encourage her extraverted child to “focus” and “not just guess” at the answer, when the child's personality type lends itself to understanding through talking it out.
Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2011
Kidzmet is offering their award-winning Student Snapshots to parents for free through November 30, 2011. The Student Snapshots are based on an analysis of the child's personality type, multiple intelligence preferences and preferred VAK learning style.
It's that time of year again...when parents receive mid-term progress reports or attend parent-teacher conferences that make them aware that their kids are at risk of less-than-optimal grades for the quarter. And while many well-meaning parents will jump into help, learning preference mismatches may find parents trying to help their kids with concepts by using techniques that worked for them...only to have their kids become more frustrated. For instance...
- A parent with an introverted personality type may encourage her extraverted child to “focus” and “not just guess” at the answer, when the child's personality type lends itself to understanding through talking it out.
- A child with an auditory VAK learning style preference could benefit from recording book-based knowledge and teacher lectures, then playing it back to help key into the most salient content in a way that embraces the way he prefers to learn. But a parent that has a visual learning preference may get frustrated by trying to help the child “illustrate” the concept on paper after reading it, which wholly neglects the child's learning style preference.
- Drill & kill concept mastery may work for near-term test performance, but if parents contextualize concepts with metaphors and parallels that leverage the child's multiple intelligence preferences, they can help breed a deeper understanding of the subject matter—and why it's important—instead of relying solely on the textbook's approach.
Kidzmet has made their award-winning Student Snapshots free of charge through November 30, 2011 in order to help parents key into specific techniques and approaches that they can use to help their kids leverage their strengths to learn more effectively. The profile takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and is recommended for kids ages 6-12, though both older and younger kids can also complete it and benefit from the results.
Launched in Spring of 2011, Santa Barbara based Kidzmet.com weaves together kids' multiple intelligences, personality types and VAK learning styles to help teachers and parents understand students' learning preferences so that they can create learning experiences and environments that are as inspiring, engaging and effective as possible for each unique child.
Kidzmet's Recipes for Success blog provides at-home learning activity recommendations that expose kids to different aspects of the whole child curriculum via the multiple intelligence lenses through which they most enjoy exploring the world.
Kidzmet was recognized by Brett Larson of KillerApps.tv in August as among the "best back to school tech that every parent should consider" and recently won PTPA Media's coveted 2011 Best Product Award.