An understanding about learning styles requires knowledge of brain functioning. The “whole-brain” approach to teaching is an appropriate one because it enhances intra/inter-neural connectivity in the brain, which has a significant positive outcome on learning. Lessons that incorporate a variety of learning modalities in unison are more stimulating and beneficial for students than the ones that focus exclusively on one or two learning modalities.
Although this is an established fact, teachers are still faced with the challenge of covering contents within a specified time frame (we still teach at schools that are bound by traditional views of teaching and learning). Teachers are constantly running out of time to complete the “syllabus” and in the process, find it difficult to employ the “whole-brain” approach that considers students as individuals with different preferences and styles in learning.
Recommend five concrete ways to enable a teacher to use the “whole-brain” approach to teach his/her subject(s), and at the same time, complete the syllabus assigned to him/her. (5×5 = 25 points)