I just discovered the Learning Styles Quiz on http://www.edutopia.org. Very cool! I’ve taken quizzes of this nature before, as they are based on Gardner’s 7 Intelligences (he’s added more since the theory’s inception, but the original 7 still stand up best) and can give you clues as to why you are drawn to certain subjects and interests. They include Naturalistic, Bodily/Kinesthetic, Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Visual/Spatial, Logical/Mathematical and Visual/Linguistic. I encourage you to take the quiz for yourself and for each of your school- age children. This might give you insight into how each of them learns best. Again, go to http://www.eutopia.org and the link to the quiz is in the center top of the page next to “most popular.” Here is how I stacked up.
Interpersonal- 100% (no surprise here!)
Visual/Spatial- 25% (no surprise- I cannot read a map for my life!)
Logical/Mathematical- 38% (math NEVER was my thing)
Visual/Linguistic- 100% (again, no surprise!)
We do cover some of this in Answer Keys: Teachers’ Lessons for Successful Parenting, but I encourage to gather more information on your own. If anything, it’s just fun to find out more about yourself and your children! I would love to hear from you and what you discovered about how you and your children learn best!