5/23/12 - Learning with (Your) Style
How do you digest information best? Are you a visual learner, or does it take doing things to understand them? There’s also a certain population of folks that have great success verbally. For those folks, listening to a captivating explanation of any concept is enough to garner proper competence.
If you’re unsure how you learn best, it’s an extremely valuable bit of information to seek out. While some folks are clearly learners of one particular type (visual, verbal, or tactile), the story is a bit more murky for others. For many people, they are a combination of 2 or more style of learning.
I challenge you to get a firm grasp on how you learn best. Once you know yourself well enough to zero in on your ideal learning style, focus in on the coaching aspects that facilitate your learning. Our coaches include all three teaching techniques in class, while they may use some more than others, it’s important that you cherry pick the cues that will help you most.
Do not be troubled if the cue to send your butt back (“like your closing a car door”) doesn’t do the trick if your a tactile learner, for example. In your case, focusing on reaching back to feel for the med ball target behind you is what’s going to do the trick. Need to see it to learn it? Ask for another demonstration, or maybe a drawing on the white board.
FFOTB is built on coaching. Thus, finding how our students learn best is vital to us as program leaders. Next time you’re in class, filter for the type of coaching that makes you tick.
Complete the following for time:
10, 9, 8, 7…1 Push Press
1, 2, 3, 4…..10 Jumping Lunges (2 ct)