Students with dyslexia, like most students, learn best by doing.  Does it make sense, then, that most school systems use the least effective teaching methods (lectures and reading) as their primary teaching methods?

Students with dyslexia, like most students, learn best by doing. Does it make sense, then, that most school systems use the least effective teaching methods (lectures and reading) as their primary teaching methods?

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This pyramid shows the effectiveness of certain teaching methods and student retention. Lecture at the lowest, 5 percent retention and teaching others as the highest with 90%. No more lecturing students, they are only holding onto 5% of the lessons you teach! Include more student led instruction where students learn on their own and allow students to teach other students.

This pyramid shows the effectiveness of certain teaching methods and student retention. Lecture at the lowest, 5 percent retention and teaching others as the highest with 90%. No more lecturing students, they are only holding onto 5% of the lessons you teach! Include more student led instruction where students learn on their own and allow students to teach other students.

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The Beginner's Guide To The Learning Pyramid. Different teaching styles appeal to different types of students. Despite popular opinion, I know folks who do really well with lecture-based courses. Most studies show that more learning happens with hands-on approaches, and the handy infographic below addresses that concept. It shows learning as a pyramid, with the least amount of retention on top, and the most on the bottom.

The Beginner's Guide To The Learning Pyramid. Different teaching styles appeal to different types of students. Despite popular opinion, I know folks who do really well with lecture-based courses. Most studies show that more learning happens with hands-on approaches, and the handy infographic below addresses that concept. It shows learning as a pyramid, with the least amount of retention on top, and the most on the bottom.

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Learning model for Flipped Classroom.  Spanish online courses guided by Spanish teachers in Spain. Including materials, online library, fora, and blog. More info: www.spanish-school-herradura.com & sonja@spanish-school-herradura.com

Learning model for Flipped Classroom. Spanish online courses guided by Spanish teachers in Spain. Including materials, online library, fora, and blog. More info: www.spanish-school-herradura.com & sonja@spanish-school-herradura.com

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William Glasser--Retention triangle.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/us/william-glasser-88-psychiatrist-who-promoted-mental-health-as-a-choice-dies.html

William Glasser--Retention triangle. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/us/william-glasser-88-psychiatrist-who-promoted-mental-health-as-a-choice-dies.html

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Help your students master news and informational text writing with this inverted pyramid graphic organizer.

Help your students master news and informational text writing with this inverted pyramid graphic organizer.

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