It can be much easier to teach when you know your studentâ€™s learning style and can teach in a way that works to his or her strengths.Â So when I had the chance to review a product from PeopleKeys I wanted to review the The Perceptual Learning Style Workbook for my 14 year old son.
PeopleKeys specializes in products designed to help you understand how people learn, what motivates them, and how to unlock their hidden potential. They have workbooks and online tools to help you evaluate cognitive thinking, personality, values, careers and more. The workbook I received is designed to unlock the learning style that works best, so that learning is easier.
The workbook is short, with only 21 pages and is easy to use.Â It starts off with a description of the three main learning types, auditory, visual and kinesthetic, and why it is important to know how you learn best.Â Then there are a series of 20 questions which my son when through, to determine his learning style.
The booklet then goes through each of the learning styles, and describes how each one learns and includes tips for each.Â It ends with a series of Learning Exercises designed to help the student to think about the results and how to apply them to life and schoolwork.
My son spent about half an hour going through the questions and identifying his learning style.Â It turns out that his learning styles are very balanced, with a slight preference for auditory learning.Â This means that he learns well in most settings, because he doesnâ€™t have a strong inclination one way or the other. Of course auditory is probably the learning style that is most well suited to the classroom, so his slight preference for that should be useful as he goes on to higher level classes.
Overall I thought the workbook was interesting and gave me some useful information.Â One of the reasons I wanted to try this workbook out is that I couldnâ€™t figure out how my son learned best!Â I know my 17 year old daughter is a very visual learner even without having her do a questionnaire, but I wasnâ€™t sure about my son.Â So now I know that I just need to keep using a variety of styles and not worry about it, because he is adaptable.
This workbook retails for $13, and is designed for children ages 13 and up. The company also sells a number of other programs that can be useful to unlock your childâ€™s potential.Â Click to read more reviews from the Schoolhouse Review Crew on this product and many of the other ones offered.