Klista and Bill have really been getting me excited about talking about my learning styles today. Why? Because I don’t really understand what they are talking about. Well, that’s a bit of an exageration but I am a verbal learner. I don’t read instructions well, nor do I get great details from the written word. However, if you will tell me something, I will remember it.
Are you a verbal learner? I thought instead of describing the characteristics in the written word, I would let the verbal learners out there like myself learn the way they learn best. Check out this video.
You can be more than one learning style and for me, I must be down with the Vs because I’m also a visual learner. I learn from videos and pictures. Lots of kids learn this way as well. That’s why products like FLYTE for preteens and Worship Kidstyle are media rich resources. It’s also why Bible Teaching for Kids has pack items, learner guides, and teaching pictures.
On Thursday, my team is throwing a FLYTE takeoff party. We’ve planned tons of snacks including rice krispy treats, sugar dusted shortbread, M&M and chocolate chip cookies, candie coated popcorn, sixlets, punch, cake balls, and even gumballs. The unique thing about these snacks are that we’ve colored each of these items with our logo colors of light blue (my designers tell me it’s teal) and lime green.
The purpose of this party is not only to celebrate the release of this new product but also to share our colors with key people in our company. Every time they see these colors, we want them to be thinking about FLYTE. We’ve also planned to give these cookies to our customer service respresentatives to thank them for their work, but also remind them to think about FLYTE when they are talking to customers.
Visual images go a long way. Are you using your pack items and DVD resources to their full potential. Are you remembering that kids can learn from a simple picture and some of them learn through listening and then seeing their own doodles? Visual learners think in pictures.
Recently, a window on my Jeep just randomly fell and wouldn’t stay up. Mechanical inclinations are not my forte. After googling the problem, I learned that the issue was a costly one to repair. I determined I would fix the window myself. I googled the problem and how to fix it. I then found a man who had recorded himself on video repairing the window. So, I took my Macbook out to the Jeep, and got to work. I fixed the window and saved $400. Video training with pictures is an excellent idea for learners like myself who are both visual and verbal! I promise you that I would have never been able to do this if I was trying to read directions on my own.