I often check out the website http://www.b-di.com/ a site for understanding behavioural individuality. According to them,
“Programmatic research on temperament and education has been conducted by two researchers, Barbara Keogh at UCLA and Roy Martin at the University of Georgia. Much of Dr. Keogh’s work focused on special education students and how their behavioural style impacted their learning. She found that classroom teachers perceived a temperament dimension of ‘teachability’ in students, and it was the most important element in predicting how well youngsters would progress academically. This behavioral style characteristic was related to “easy temperament” in both special education and regular education children. Other temperament categories, called task orientation and reactivity were also related to educational functioning. Some temperamental features even predicted overall student achievement better than their scores on tests of cognitive ability!”
Definitely food for thought. This is what Wayne Jones – Educational Consultant workshops based on temperament theory are all about – deeply understanding the individual’s “colour” and then, “accentuating the positive”. In the next blog, I will reference the research of Roy Martin. Have a “colourful” day!
Related Workshops: Parent Workshop 2: Understanding My Kid’s Behaviour (elementary schools)
Parent Workshop 2: Understanding My Teen’s Behaviour (middle schools and secondary schools)