Encourage Personality Testing

Written by Kate Hufstetler

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What kinds are there?

There are many online and offline personality tests. One can just do a local search on Google to explore your options. Three I like, have experience with, and recommend include:

Myers-Briggs Personality Tests: based on Carl Jung's theories yet made understandable to us regular people-- this test comes from a view that there are 4 main ways people differ in thinking and interacting. These 4 areas can than be combined for a total of 16 personality types.

The Enneagram Psychospiritual Typology: this tests breaks down personalities into 9 general categories withrepparttar understanding that there are many sub-types and differing distinctions possible.

The Max Luscher Color Test: (Warning: although tempting-- This is NOT a novelty test-- NEVER use it as such!!!) Dr. Luscher believed that colors carry deep psyco-emotional responses when viewed. Based on order preference for 8 colors a tremendous amount of information can be given about a person's current state.

Where Can we get them?

Many coaches, therapists, pastors, counselors have access to and certifications (when needed) to administer these tests. There are also online versions of these tests for quick general typing that can be helpful.

I recommend takingrepparttar 109337 test in conjunction with someone else who will go over it with you.

If you do choose to go it alone and take a simplified version online, be aware as you readrepparttar 109338 results that it was only deciphering who you are and how you are most likely to respond at that given point in time. Utilize results always with an outlook on how you can better inter-relate to other people.

If you would like to talk more about some of these tests -- Feel free to contact me. Until next time--- allrepparttar 109339 best, Kate

Kate Hufstetler is a well established personal and relationship coach. She offers coaching services via email and phone consultations. http://www.comedreamwithme.com/start_today.html

How to Teach to a Diverse Classroom of Students

Written by Tina O'Block

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When planning your lessons it is beneficial to try to include as many ofrepparttar senses and/or Gardnerís multiple intelligences (verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, kinesthetic, visual- spatial, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist) as possible. You can do this by using a variety of activities in your plans such as songs, games, experiments, field trips, real world experiences, interviews, guest speakers, physical movement/exercise, small group activities, individual activities, partner activities, cooking/food/snacks, hands-on experiences, etc. Providing a variety of activities will enable students of all ability levels to succeed.

Not only do students have diverse learning styles but varying bio-cognitive cycles as well. Some students learn best inrepparttar 109336 morning, some inrepparttar 109337 afternoon. Therefore, having a flexible classroom schedule can provide for these differences. Also, varyingrepparttar 109338 times and types of assessments can give all students a fair chance of showing their true abilities.

When applicable, it is beneficial to give students choice in activities and assessments. This provides students opportunities to showcase their individual talents and can aide in classroom management as well. If students are constantly dictated to and not given a voice or choice they can grow resentful and ďact outĒ. Provide a variety of classroom activities for students to choose from during structured and unstructured times, give them several projects such as posters, PowerPoint presentations, reports, interviews, videos, brochures, etc. to choose from when assessing their knowledge. Giving students choice provides them with a sense of empowerment over their learning and can aide them in deciding what learning styles and assessments work best for them, thus helping them become more responsible for their own learning.

It would be a pretty boring world if all learners wererepparttar 109339 same. Diversity makesrepparttar 109340 classroom more interesting and exciting. Teachers should honor and respectrepparttar 109341 uniqueness of each student by offering variety and choice in their classrooms. Not only will this addressrepparttar 109342 diverse needs ofrepparttar 109343 students, but it will also help them to become independent learners as well. After all, is that notrepparttar 109344 goal of education?

Tina O'Block holds a Masterís degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Bachelorís degree in Elementary Education. She has been teaching for 13 years.

She is the author of Now I Know My ABCs and a Whole Lot More: Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners which is available at http://www.oblockbooks.com and the article, How to Help Your Child be Successful in Kindergarten (http://www.oblockbooks.com/article.htm ).

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