It’s important to assess our student’s Learning Temperament in order to gather tools for better connection between teacher and student. In truth, Learning Temperament provides us with a much broader view of our students, and even ourselves on how we approach life.
When we talk about learning as it relates to the classroom, we automatically think of academics and how we absorb information. But once we know someone’s Learning Temperament, we can also better understand how we learn other things: how to have healthy relationships, how to handle grief, how to clearly express ourselves, how we determine our life purpose, and how we relate to our physical bodies, etc.
As educators, we can take the Learning Temperament Test and use the results to provide insight into how we can operate more peacefully and successfully in every day life.
When taking the test and answering the brief questions within the test, it helps to remember that we are answering the questions on our basic nature, i.e. on how we have always been. Life experiences can create a huge impact on our personality. We can carry our experiences with us like rocks in a backpack. How we relate to the world is often askew because of this.
That is why discovering our Learning Temperament is so crucial. This knowledge provides a road map on what we really need emotionally and physically, as opposed to what we think we need or what we might crave as reactions to life.
It’s easy to take the test for ourselves with the big picture of how we have always been in the forefront of our minds. When we take the test on behalf of a student, it may be a little more difficult for younger students. We may need to check in with parents to separate Learning Temperament from personality traits developed as the child has been affected by day-to-day experiences. The Learning Temperament test can help us approach parents and discuss their child in a benign, non judgmental way, since there are no good or bad Learning Temperaments.
As educators, when we take the test for ourselves, we can increase our own self awareness and understand why we react to some classroom situations the way we do. Learning Temperament help us see ourselves and others through a more compassionate lens.
For instance, if the test shows that a slow pace and lots of rest is what one person needs to best cope and engage, while another temperament shows that fast pace and lots of activity is what another person needs to best cope and engage, chaos can exist between the two. When we understand that both need to move at his own pace, a plan can be made for a compromise and accommodation rather than simply accepting disconnect. This disconnect happens between teachers and students every day, It also happens between parent and child, and between husbands and wives, etc.
Bearing all this in mind can help us utilize the Learning Temperament results for the greatest benefit.
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