It is NOT cool to read on the bus to school.
Apparently. It’s for the unwashed-uncool.
So, no way do either of my teens want to be classed in THAT category!
But Gorgeous Girl has come up with an inventive solution to that issue of making the time to study. Especially science where she’s currently doing geology and battling igneous versus metamorphic and all those other wonderful names…
Recently, as they seem to do in year 9, Gorgeous Girl’s year took the test that told them what kind of learner they are – kinesthetic, visual or auditory. She was basically straight across the line the same with all three, which to her means she needs all three to really get the learning to stick.
[Captain Scarlett learned he was kinesthetic and then visual, with low auditory back in year 9 - so this solution wouldn't work with him.]
Gorgeous Girl was discussing with me how best to study all about rocks so that she could remember it all. And was talking about the auditory part of the learning equation. I suggested she sing the names of the rocks to herself (don’t ask for a demo, it was definitely a once off – just ask her!)… after throwing around other totally silly ideas, she said she would record herself talking through her notes(NO singing!) , then she could listen to that on the bus each morning without being called names.
Ipods rule, apparently.
I’m all for creative learning – but why does it always have to leave a gaping hole in my wallet?