You would think. You would really think educators would be specialists in how we learn. Guess again.
In the last century treating every student "equally" meant treating every student the "same." In this century, every student learns a little (or a lot) differently. And people need very niched and different skill sets, almost unique to that person, to succeed. So in this century we have to treat every student "equally" by treating each one "differently," not the same.
Enter learning styles, how different people learn differently. Here's the big four about which educators are clueless. I mean absolutely clueless.
1.The Brain and learning, how it all works neurologically and hormonally.
2.Generational learning styles (this is the easiest one for educators to grasp)
3.Gender and learning. Educators refuse to even consider the science that shows females and males learn differently.
4.Autism spectrum and learning. Every teacher has had someone on the spectrum in her or his class, Julie Coates says, the teacher just doesn't know it.
This - - helping students to learn - - is what education and educators' careers are all about. It's time educators learn what they're doing. NASA Photo: Desert as seen from outer space.