What is your learning style or teaching style- Competent Carla? Part 2; Free Watch Cleaning; Free Photo Cards; Free Teacher's Kit & Curriculum on Songbirds;My Free Mini Book "Rally Mohawks" from Iroquois Unit;

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 5:35 PM

The first part to this blog is here and I shared about characteristics of a Wiggly Willy. This is the 2nd part. At the end of this (4 parts), I will be sharing tips on how to work with each learning style. Right now, I am still sharing tips or ways to identify your preferred way of learning and your childs'.

This next personality is called the Competent Carla by Cathy Duffy, The Beaver or the Promethean Temperament. Can you see why I like how easy Cathy Duffy makes it to understand learning styles?

Understanding that someone seeks to be competent is much better than calling them a beaver. lol

Does this describe you or your child?

Independent, loner, intellectual

fascinated with attempts at made at having power over nature

pushes self to improve

seldom feels they know enough

workaholic, self-sufficient, goal-oriented

Some favorite subjects would be:

Science, Philosophy, Technology, Math, Communication

Preferred way of teaching:

Can push her children and others to take courses and subjects seriously. Since they are goal driven, then time needs to be taken so that courses are studied "correctly" and will miss "deadlines" to get it "right"

Struggles to focus on:

Not as sensitive to the emotional needs of others; Because this learner possesses high standards they tend to be critical of others that don't comprehend things quicker and perceives only a few learners are working up to standards. Does not give feedback easily because they do prefer to be alone.

Wiggly Willy was explained last week and now Competent Carla. If you are one learning style and your child is another, there are sparks that can fly between these two personality styles. Both are strong willed.

Does this describe any of your kids or your teaching style? Next week I will explain another teaching style.

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This is a pretty handy freebie. Free Watch Cleaning at participating Precision Time Stores

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A freebie from Staples. Get 10 FREE 4×8 Photo Cards - valid in store only.

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 FREE Save the Songbirds curriculum - "kit for your classroom from Scotts Songbird Selections"

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From the site: These classroom kits will help educate students about the plight of songbirds and inspire your classroom to reverse the decline by creating a songbird habitat in your schoolyard.

Materials are aligned with national curriculum standards and will provide an interactive, educational experience for your students.

Kits are versioned for grades 1-2 and 3-4 and will arrive in late January.

Kit Components include: •Teacher guide with reproducibles

•Classroom poster

•Sticker sheet to reward students

•A take-home piece for parents

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Freebie - when you have time.

I have so much information on the unit about the  Haudenosaunee (hoe-dee-no-SHOW-nee) or Iroquois (eer-uh-kwoy) to share with you. Too, I finally got permission to use some wonderful clipart.

So the unit should be ready soon but in the meantime, let me send you a download from this unit.

This minibook above is about the Boston Tea Party when the colonist dressed up as Mohawk Indians and dumped tea into the Boston Harbor. The Iroquois gustoweh or (hats) in the picture above equates to their symbol of freedom and in defiance of King George III.

Did you know the silhouette in the back is a Mohawk Indian? You can tell because he has 3 Feathers. In studying about Native Americans again, we are using a more discerning eye when it comes to our pictures we choose for the units.

Click here to download the minibook above.

Hugs for today and I'll leave you with a picture and quote by Sogoyewapha or Red Jacket. He was a Senaca Orator and member of the Wolf Clan.He negotiated on behalf of his nation with the new United States after the American Revolutionary War. He is wearing the "Peace Medal" that George Washington gave him.

"But an evil day came upon us. Your forefathers crossed the great water and landed on this island. Their numbers were small. They found friends and not enemies. They told us they had fled from their own country for fear of wicked men and had come here to enjoy their religion. They asked for a small seat. We took pity on them, granted their request, and they sat down among us. We gave them corn and meat; they gave us poison in return."

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