how I learn best

the best way for me to learn is through experience. I am a very hands on learner and highly visual. From an early age I have retained information better when it is displayed through graphs, pictures, diagrams, etc. Another way I learn is by repetition and writing everything I learn over and over. Small learning environments are the most productive for me. Learning environments that promote discussion, debate, and interaction is very productive for me. I think this type of learning environment is productive for me because it tailors to my need for visuals and experiences to learn. Some of my best learning experiences have been in college, in my upper level courses. These were the best experiences because they were smaller class settings and very interactive. I was able to learn from my professors and my fellow peers. The learning experiences that were not so great were the large lecture halls in college. These were some of the most frustrating courses I experienced because I was not able to reach my potential or retain the necessary information in the large hall so I felt like I was cheated of my education.

    • Gerald Ardito
      Gerald Ardito

      Jaqueline,

      Thanks for your post.

      My intention is to have this course be as experiential and collaborative as possible.

      I invite you to dive in and participate fully.

      • Carlton Allen
        Carlton Allen

        I hope this is the correct place to answer The Essential Questions...

        An effective learning environment can be anywhere.  A school, a classroom, a church, your home, even the street.  Wherever you gain knowledge can be considered effective.  Especially, if what you learned becomes a part of you, and helps you grow as an individual.

        Teachers can promote positive learning environments by first and foremost caring about what they're doing and showing concern for the students well-being. Children can pick up on an adults moods, and if a teacher interacts with a student in a manner which suggests that they don't care about the child, it can cause that child to be resistant to the information the teacher is trying to impart on them.  

        A teacher has to find ways to convince the students that what they're learning is important.  It's tricky though, because if a student lives in a chaotic environment the last thing they're worried about is what they learned in school that day, or when the next test is scheduled.  One way that a teacher can attempt to help a child whose home life is less than ideal, is by reaching out to the parents of guardians and trying to get them to support/encourage their child's desire to attain a good education. 

        • Carlton Allen
          Carlton Allen

          I hope this is the correct place to answer The Essential Questions...

          An effective learning environment can be anywhere.  A school, a classroom, a church, your home, even the street.  Wherever you gain knowledge can be considered effective.  Especially, if what you learned becomes a part of you, and helps you grow as an individual.

          Teachers can promote positive learning environments by first and foremost caring about what they're doing and showing concern for the students well-being. Children can pick up on an adults moods, and if a teacher interacts with a student in a manner which suggests that they don't care about the child, it can cause that child to be resistant to the information the teacher is trying to impart on them.  

          A teacher has to find ways to convince the students that what they're learning is important.  It's tricky though, because if a student lives in a chaotic environment the last thing they're worried about is what they learned in school that day, or when the next test is scheduled.  One way that a teacher can attempt to help a child whose home life is less than ideal, is by reaching out to the parents of guardians and trying to get them to support/encourage their child's desire to attain a good education. 

          • Gerald Ardito
            Gerald Ardito

            I am very intrigued by this comment:

            because if a student lives in a chaotic environment the last thing they're worried about is what they learned in school that day

            How do you think we can create powerful learning environments that take this situation (which I agree is a very real one) into account?

            • Jazmine Santiago
              Jazmine Santiago

              thank you, I look forward to learning in a different learning environment. I didn't realize you replied to my post you used another name. my name is Jazmine :)

               

              • Jazmine Santiago
                Jazmine Santiago

                I think we can create learning environments that are peaceful, open minded, and safe spaces for students that endure chaotic home lives so they can associate what they learn with us when in our presence with positive, comfortable, and safe environments to grow. this could be designed in our classroom set up (the way our desks are placed) and the decor that is presented in and around the classroom. it can also just be seen as setting time aside for you to meet with each student and converse on their feelings, ideas, goals, anything and everything they would like to discuss on a daily or weekly basis. this shows students that we care enough about them to see them as more than students.

              EDG 606 Fall 2017

              EDG 606 Fall 2017

              This is the online home for the EDG 606 Learning Environments course with Dr. Ardito for Fall 2017.

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