High School-Age Learning
High School-Age Learning
Louis Pugliese (Lecturer in Educational Psychology, CSUN, Certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards) gives expert video advice on: How can I tell if my high school-age child is having trouble with verbal-linguistic skills? and more...
What high school lessons are meant to teach verbal-linguistic skills?
In high school, the lessons are designed to be quite rigorous in terms of asking children to begin to express themselves in writing, through very complex research papers. They also express themselves verbally, justifying their answers and elaborating with proper vocabulary. There are a lot of demands linguistically for a high school student, and much of the day is spent in honing those verbal-linguistic skills.
How is my high school-age child taught logical-mathematical skills?
Logical mathematical skills in high school continue to be taught through math classes, where children take advanced algebra, algebra II, geometry and sometimes calculus. The logical part of logical mathematical skills - the problem-solving part of that - manifests itself where children continue to analyze literature, and particularly history and the social sciences, where a lot of problem solving, planning and logical outcome prediction takes place.
What high school lessons are meant to teach musical-rhythmic skills?
Music and rhythm are still taught in high school through music classes. At that point children have really differentiated themselves; many are on the drill team or in the marching band. There were jazz band and pop bands in high school. Of course choir and chorus continue.
What high school lessons are meant to teach visual-spatial skills?
Of course visual-spatial skills are taught in art lessons and in art classes in high school. That component is also very strong in the math program where kids are mapping coordinates and setting geometry measurement. In social studies and geography, high school children they're learning concepts of the world and space and time. A lot of activities at the high school level promote and foster visual-spatial skills.
What high school lessons are meant to teach bodily-kinesthetic skills?
In high school, we continue to teach PE classes and help the kids learn bodily-kinesthetic skills. High school students start to differentiate themselves into extracurricular sports and intramural sports, playing sports on weekends. We have drill team and high school marching band, for example. Also, there are drama activities to get involved with. These all serve to help foster the bodily-kinesthetic skills in high school children.
What high school lessons are meant to teach intrapersonal skills?
High schools continue to help children with "intra personal", which is self knowledge through experiences where they expect and ask the learners to express themselves and explain their desires, motives, and beliefs. There's also a movement lately to bring Yoga classes for example, into the physical education instruction, which is designed to help the children not only to build up bodily kinesthetic skills, but to help them build up their ability to be quiet and reflective with themselves, which is part of intra personal knowledge.
What high school lessons are meant to teach interpersonal skills?
All of the experiences in high school are meant to teach intrapersonal skills. From the time the high school-age children get up in the morning, they're interacting with each other. They need to get along, they need to cooperate and they need to look out for each other. In most classes, children are asked to cooperate, to work in collaborative groups and to express their ideas and solve problems together. All these activities aid the development of intrapersonal skills.
How can I help my high school-age child learn interpersonal skills?
The best thing that a parent can do for their high school-aged child is to model good interpersonal skills with their spouse, with their family, with their friends. Also we can help our child work through any problems that they may be having with their peers. We could suggest alternative ways of solving a problem, and we could also help to clarify some of the problems that high school kids might have like "she didn't want to me to go out with her and Karen on Saturday night so I'm not talking to her today". We might help our child to reach out and find out what the real story was. Help them to make the phone call and ask and maybe get over the problem. We could just provide good guidance based on our own experience.