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ILSN New Year Greeting

ILSN New Year Greeting

December 26, 2011 Susan Rundle

The International Learning Style Network (ILSN) members and everyone associated with the learning-style website wish for you and yours the very best in the New Year.

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Learning and Working Style in a Business Setting

Learning and Working Style in a Business Setting

October 05, 2011 Susan Rundle

I met this young man recently during a leadership workshop where the BE Survey was utilized as the underpinning for self-awareness and leadership principles. After the session, I had the opportunity to meet with an owner of a company who was willing to share his experience once he understood the importance of being fully cognizant of the diversity of individual learning and productivity strengths.

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Seventy-five percent (75%) of all students in learning support are boys with eighty percent (80%) of boys being referred to the office for discipline

Seventy-five percent (75%) of all students in learning support are boys with eighty percent (80%) of boys being referred to the office for discipline

June 06, 2011 Dr. Derek Tully

Seventy-five percent (75%) of all students in learning support are boys with eighty percent (80%) of boys being referred to the office for discipline. Given that research conclusively demonstrates that boys are not auditory learners (learning by listening), teaching them the way they do learn is central to student success. Because these boys are not taught according to their individual learning style, they tend to fidget by being made to sit for too long and they become disruptive when they are unable to engage their whole body in learning activities. The end result is that when there is a lack of individualized student learning, boys routinely end up being sent to the office for disciplinary action. There is a rather simple solution; boys will succeed in school when taught according to their individual learning strengths.

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Learning styles as a way to business excellence

Learning styles as a way to business excellence

April 04, 2011 Mats Johansson

Have you ever felt that you grasp things better or worse than other people? Is this due to the fact that you or they are simply smarter or more intelligent? Or could there be other explanations to why some people learn and others don’t in different situations? Extensive research through decades prove that each and every one has their own learning style and that everybody can increase their results by using their preferred learning style both in their studies and in their work – an essential tool to business excellence.

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A Language Of Learning

A Language Of Learning

November 11, 2010 Jesper Ingerslev

I was a math teacher for almost ten years and I taught a new 10th grade every year. Every year I was amazed at how many of the kids didn’t understand the basic principles of calculating percentages and geometry. Many of the kids who struggled were able to say that “one percent is one out of a hundred”, but they couldn’t take it any further than that and consequently suffered defeat over and over again. Was it because they were just unable to understand it? I don’t think so. I think that school had neglected teaching them to understand what math is. What do you see (and do not see) when you look at the world through that lens. The kids had not been taught the language of math. The big breakthroughs came when a student all of a sudden fully understood a concept like percentages and was then able to solve a problem in a number of different ways.

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