The American public school system puts a particular emphasis on memorization. But from our test scores and compared to other countries, this approach seems to be flawed. Every child learns in a different way, but the traditional classroom setting caters heavily to extraverted kids. Many students are being left behind simply because the collaborative learning style isn't for them.
Verbal and visual learners generally do very well in a classroom setting where they can listen and watch the teacher as well as follow the blackboard. Kinesthetic and solitary learners, however, get overlooked in the public school system.
Since 1983, more than 10 million students reached 12th grade without knowing how to read at a basic level and nearly 20 million without knowing basic math. Now, American 12th graders rate extremely low in academics compared to other countries ranking 19th out of 21 in math achievement and 16th in science.
An innovative and flexible approach to teaching could encompass more than one learning style and help students of all types get the education they deserve. Check out this infographic and dont forget to let us know what you think in the comments.