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We Learn How We Learn

There are 8 ways we learn, and we use these patterns to process information, problem solve, and to relate to others. We learn how we learn because it makes learning enjoyable so we can concentrate longer and remember what we learn.


We learn how we learn with dance, crafts, drama, and sports for body smarts. Body Smarts is the ability to use one’s hands and body to express their ideas and feelings.


We learn how we learn with Music Smarts through singing children’s songs, writing, rhyming, presentations with music, and musical instruments. Music Smarts is the ability to perceive, transform, discriminate, and express musical forms.


With the Loose Parts Play we learn how we learn Nature Smarts. Nature Smarts is the ability to know and relate well to one’s environment.

People Smarts is the ability to perceive and respond to people’s feelings and non-verbal communication. Self Smarts is the ability to know one self’s feelings and wants. We learn about relationships with others and ourselves. Everyone should feel like they belong and have natural supports.


With the use of arts/crafts, maps, pictures, images, videos, and American Sign Language, we learn how we learn Picture Smarts. Picture Smarts is the ability to perceive, depict the visual and spatial world and learn best with using imagination.


Word Smarts is the eighth way we learn how we learn. Word Smarts is the ability to speak and write language. This is achieved with storytelling, videos, word play games, writing activities and American Sign Language.


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