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Different Teaching Methods

Carl Said:

i want to check the effects of two different teaching methods. what are the procedures i should follow?

We Answered:

it's incredibly difficult to set up a reliable study because there are so many variables that impinge on children's learning

Larry Said:

what are the different methods in teaching math?

We Answered:

Rote memorization & algorithms (memorize math facts: 2 +2 = 4)

Discovery / Constructivist (TERC Investigations or something similar)

Concept Building - Cognitively Guided Instruction

Tracy Said:

Your methods of teaching a foal to lead?

We Answered:

well everyone has their own method,i usually start at birth but what you can do is take him in a stall (with a ring secured in the wall) attach a lead rope to his halter then pull his head toward you as you stand off to the left side,as soon as he relaxes pressure on the rope even a little let up immediately and praise him then run the lead rope through the ring holding the last foot or so securely in your hand and teach him to give to pressure by pulling the lead rope tight then as soon as he stops pulling and gives even if he just lets the line slack up a little reward him by loosening your linepraise and pet him and keep repeating,maybe 5-10 min a session,he should catch on fairly quickly, Then lead him in an enclosed area behind another horse being led (one he is familiar with).also get a book or dvds on starting a young horse that will give you a good start.Good luck!

Alvin Said:

What are different teaching methods for kids with dyslexia?

We Answered:

There are a few programs such as Orton gillingham & Davis program, my daughter did the Davis program which helped her immensely and I would recommend it.

But I also believe having supportive parents & teacher who is willing to use a number of strategies to support their students.

Simple things that don't cost a lot of money, such as;
When writing on the board and students are to copy into the books, write each paragraph in a different colour, this helps the students keep track of where they are up to.

Assignments guidelines to printed on coloured paper, (student will tell you which colour is best for them) & be in point form for the student to understand. Comic Sans font & size 14 is dyslexic friendly.

Extra time for assignments if needed, but never let them use it as an excuse for every assignment. Also accept a draft so you can keep a track of where they are up to, and steer them in the right direction if needed. Let them hand in assignments typed with hand written notes/work as proof of ownership.

Avoid asking the student to read aloud in the class, as this is very distressing, embarrassing and demoralizing, if they can’t read or struggle to read.

Avoid giving spelling tests to dyslexic students, as they very rarely pass. What you can do is give them the list, and have them write the words into a notebook, and find the word in the dictionary to learn the meaning of the word.

Have a list of the most 100 commonly misspelt words,
& Spelling rules such as I before E except after C, & Homophones etc.

Tests and exams on coloured paper, if multi choice test, allow student to mark the sheet, crossing out the incorrect answers. Or do a verbal test, and allow for extra time if needed.

If teaching younger children use bright coloured magnetic alphabet to teach the students letter placement. That is where they belong in the alphabet.

Teaching phonics will also help in spelling and pronunciation of letters and words.

Access to specialized computer programs, TextHelp Read & Write Gold and Dragon naturally speaking, these programs help students with reading, writing, spelling etc (I use TextHelp Read & Writ Gold and love it).

Both my daughter and I are dyslexic, and I use a lot of the above strategies to support many of my students with LD's including dyslexia.

Juanita Said:

Anyone have a different method for teaching flying changes?

We Answered:

I do have a better way, but it requires considerable preparation in advance. First, you have to learn to identify each footfall by feel. To get good flying changes, you need to be able to laterally move the hindquarters and shoulders independently. Also, the horse has to be well trained to collect at the canter. My horses also are taught pivots, lateral, and diagonal gaits like the basic leg yield (two track) so that you have good control of all of your horse's movements, and good "feel". The horse should already be balanced on both leads, and able to counter-canter without difficulty. So these are the things I would work on with your horse to improve on your flying changes
When I finally do train the flying change, I use a figure 8 pattern and change at the intersection of the two loops. I cue when the hind hoof opposite to the lead I want is about to hit the ground, which gives you a clean, united change. The foreleg of the lead you want will be suspended at that moment and can easily pick up the lead without the horse becoming disunited.

I think in your situation you would benefit by working on diagonal movements like two tracking, developing good responses to your weight and leg aids, and on up and down transitions before working on flying changes. These will help you to collect your horse and control his strides. He should be worked in a simple snaffle during training. If he is not a good forward mover with good hip engagement, you might want to start by working long and low, and on on getting him moving freely forward, and then collecting him onto the snaffle. All of these exercises go into developing his suppleness and athletic ability, and will help you to develop better overall control.

Hugh Said:

Why don't schools use different teaching methods?

We Answered:

To be honest, I think that it is the persistence of testing that drives the delivery. If teachers were allowed to use a wider range of more authentic assessment methods, they could teach in more varied ways. Many teachers already use a variety of teaching methods.
Having said that, in the ever popular "real world" no one will ask you if you are visual, auditory etc before they tell you how to do a task at work. No one cares which of your MI's are the strongest. Teachers should both cater to learning styles and encourage learners to get stronger in a variety of other learning modes.

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