Recently I asked people to list five verbs that describe the way they learn. There were 25 responses (including my own). The top four verbs reported were discuss (8), read (8), experiment (7), and practice (7).
I wonder how the way(s) in which we each learn influences the way we each structure our classes.
I also wonder if I incorporate enough different modes into my own classes. While I try to structure each class so that there is individual, small group, and whole class work/discussion time, I’m not sure there is enough time given to individual work. Then again, I want them discussing their work with each other. I’m sure there is a good balance. I’m also sure I haven’t found it yet. Something to watch closely next year.