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Exponential Education Uses the Principles of How Kids Learn

April 20, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 143

Today more than three million children are successfully taught at home, by parents just like you. Making the decision to take control of your child's education with home schooling can be an overwhelming endeavor. It is important to have a support system of resources, and be able to use all your resources successfully.

Once you assume full responsibility for your child's education, it is important to realize that there is not a strict set of teaching rules to follow. The idea of an exponential education opens up a whole new world for the entrepreneurial parent who wants their child to learn quickly and effortlessly, while still having fun.

The exponential education model is rapidly growing as research shows how kids really learn. The way kids assimilate information is key to how they learn and remember. Kids learn and recall information by incorporating a combination of reasoning, intuition and perception of multiple learning resources. Utilizing these concepts in the teaching environment helps make home school education quite effective and rewarding for both parent and child.

Understanding the Principles of How We Learn

Every child learns in his or her own way. The trick is to find the most constructive way to interact proactively with a child and impress upon him the relevance of the subject matter, while simultaneously keeping him interested and engaged.

"One size fits all" does not work effectively in a homeschool environment. Having the ability to customize an exponential home school education, allows your child to learn about one subject by its close association with other subjects. Learning by association helps your child easily make cognitive connections utilizing his study materials.

Customizing teaching techniques and subject matter to the child's likes, dislikes and personality, aids in making the home schooling experience a joy for both student and teacher, while encouraging the child to explore his unique talents.

Kids assimilate information in different ways according to their learning style. There are a variety of learning styles such as:

· Excitable and movable types are often labeled hyperactive. They like hands-on activities and are often active in sports.

· The explorer and discoverer in a child is sometimes referred to as the highly imaginative daydreamer. This child enjoys asking questions and solving problems.

· The creator or thinker requires time to be left alone to figure it out for herself.

· The child that relates to others needs to talk and interact in order to learn.

Knowing your child's learning style permits you to implement the perfect curriculum and study practices to aid him in making important cognitive connections while learning. It will be easier for your child to recall and remember assimilated knowledge, as he associates it with other subjects, information and activities regarding that subject matter. When your child can effectively process, retrieve and remember gathered facts, the home-school experience is positive and fulfilling.

The key to success in exponential education is locating and interfacing with a learning system and a curriculum that will foster the process of assimilation for your child, while offering relevant guidance along the way.

Dr. Rebecca Keller is the founder of Gravitas Publications, which produces Real Science 4 Kids homeschool science curriculum. RS4K includes student textbooks, lab workbooks and teacher's manuals on the topics of biology, chemistry, astronomy, geology and physics which makes teaching these difficult subjects easy and FUN! Please join her and other homeschool parents on Facebook or visit the Real Science 4 Kids blog. Receive Dr. Keller's 10 Tips for Teaching Real Science by visiting either page!

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