Teaching to different learning styles in the classroom

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Teaching to different learning styles in the classroom

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There are certainly recognized learning styles that different children and adults have. And one of the things that we struggle with in schools is that most adults who are teachers teach to their own strengths that are how they learn. So the teacher that is very kinesthetic often will generate lessons that have a real kinesthetic component. One of the reasons I believe in team teaching schools, not just because teaching can be a very isolating profession, but because it gives the children examples of more learning styles in adults, and therefore encourages them to develop the learning styles that aren't their strengths as they see them become strengths in others. The other thing is to point out that we have different ways of giving children learning experiences that see to the development of those learning styles that aren't necessarily their individual strengths.

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Reveta Bowers

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Now starting her forty-second year, Reveta Bowers is the Head of School at The Center for Early Education, an urban pre-school through 6th grade Los Angeles independent school with 538 students. Devoted to children and education, Ms. Bowers served and has served on a number of boards. She is currently on Board of Overseers of the UCLA Healthcare System, on the founding board of the African American Board Leadership Institute and the board of the FEDCO Charitable Foundation. She just completed serving as Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the California Community Foundation. A past president and former secretary of The Educational Records Bureau Board, Reveta Bowers was also a member of the Advisory Board to the Klingenstein Center at Teacher’s College for ten years. She served as an outside director on the Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company for ten years and is a former member of the Harvard-Westlake, Brentwood and Windward School boards. Reveta was on the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education board, and the boards of the National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls and the Country Day Headmaster’s Association. She served as a trustee and treasurer of the NAIS Board, and as past president of the California Association of Independent Schools. For the past thirteen years she has also been on the faculty of the NAIS Institute for New Heads where she serves as the Lead Faculty member. One of her proudest career moments was receiving the NAIS Diversity Leadership Award in 2009. She has had a long and rewarding career in independent schools and finds her work with organizations supporting education, students, parents, community and Board work to be continually inspiring.

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