|Setting Up Your Student’s Learning Space
to Match Their Learning Style
If this is your first year as ahomeschooling family, or if you have been homeschooling for years, it is important to prepare your child’s learning space for academic success. At Laurel Springs School, we feel it is important to consider a child’s learning style when creating their learning space. A child’s learning style is their natural way of processing information in different learning situations. As a parent, when you better understand your child’s learning style, you can become better partners in the process.
One important aspect of a child’s learning style is their learning personality. A child’s learning personality is how they naturally express interest in learning. When your children learn outside the traditional school environment, it is important to consider their learning personalities as well as their preferred learning environment. The following factors can contribute to a child’s learning environment:
Does your child need a completely quiet place to study for an exam or does he concentrate better while listening to music? Are her best papers written while she is sitting at a desk completely clear of clutter, or while she’s lying on her bed surrounded by pillows, books, papers, and the family pet?
Dr. Patricia Tanner Nelson from the University of Delaware said, “Make your home a place where it is easy to learn.” When students take the time to create their learning space with consideration for personal preferences and learning style, academic outcomes improve. All Laurel Springs students have taken a Learning Styles Profile assessment, and understand the potential positive impact that their learning style has on educational success. Make the most of your school year by setting up your student’s ideal workspace.
Consider the following ideas:
Need some inspiration? Check out what Laurel Springs students have done with their learning spaces. The Laurel Springs Pinterest board, “Set Up Your Learning Space” is filled with more than one hundred snapshots to provide you with ideas on how to set up your child’s learning space in a way that will best match their learning style.
For more information on Laurel Springs School, a homeschooling program for students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade that takes a child-centered approach to learning and follows the learning styles model, please visit us at www.LaurelSprings.com or call 800-377-5890.