Children's DISC Survey Children’s DISC Survey “Understanding the Learning Styles of Children”
Outline • Purpose — Proverbs 22:6 • Assessment of your most difficult child • Definitions & Applications • Conclusions
Word study… Contemporary religious interpretation Foundation Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Developing a thirst Foundation – “Train up” Hebrew root meaning Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
time span from infancy until he/she leaves the home Foundation – “a child” Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
in accordance with Foundation – “in” Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
his/her characteristics, manner, bent, or temperament (DISC Style) Foundation – the way he should go” Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
maturity, hair on the chin Foundation – “and when he is old” Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is oldhe will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Foundation – “he will not depart from it” • from the training received Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Conclusions Conclusions Charles Swindoll’s paraphrase: “Adapt the training of your child so that it is in keeping with his God-given characteristics and tendencies; when he comes to maturity, he will not depart from the training he has received.” Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Children’s DISC Survey Name_______________ Focus_______________
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Eight Picture Group • School Activities • Rules • Study Styles • Success • Strengths • Fears • Pace • Play
Tally Your Score Tally your Score page 7
Tally Boxpage 8 =C =S =D =I 44 16 22 38
Plotting Your DISC Scores Plotting your DISC Scores Page 8 =C =S =D =I 44 16 22 38 2. Using the totals from your tally box, plot your D-I-S-C scores on the graph to the right; then connect the four points.
Circle Plotting Points High Style High Style I S C D 48 44 40 36 32 30 28 24 20 16 12 48 44 40 36 32 30 28 24 20 16 12 Circle all plotting points above the midline. My most predominant color(s) are:Red &Yellow My nonexistent color(s) are: Blue & Green Low Style Low Style
Definitions of DISC Styles • Dominant Styles:Focus on achieving goals andresults; they like a fast, high energy environment. • Influencing Styles: Focus on relating to friends by talking a lot; they like a friendly, unstructured environment. • Steadiness Styles: Focus on cooperating with their peers; they like a supportive, peaceful environment. • Compliance Styles: Focus on details and doing things right;they likeclear rules and orderly environment.
Defining the Behavior of aLion • Among the most powerful of the cat family. Capable of moving quickly when in search of prey. • Tends to roar when angry or announcing possession of its territory. • Is very comfortable in an aggressive environment.
Defining the Behavior of an Otter • Among the most playful and sociable animals on earth. • Tends to be quite active and noisy, particularly in groups. • When captured young, an otter makes an engaging pet. • Is most often observed creating a playful environment with other otters.
Defining the Behavior of aGolden Retriever • Among the most loyal, stable of domestic animals • Tends to be friendly, reliable and trustworthy. • Is very protective of family members. • It loves being hugged and responds to warm affection. • Is most comfortable in a safe, stable environment.
Defining the Behavior of a Beaver • Among the most intelligent of all the mammals in efficiency and technical skills in organizing its domain. • Instinctively, a beaver is gifted at solving the most difficult technical problems in building and constructing things. • Is very comfortable working alone or in small groups.
Defining What Colors Communicate • Red -Tends to create an environment filled with energy and action. Red causes the blood pressure and pulse rate to increase. With red as a background, objects tend to appear bigger and bolder. • Green - Tends to create an environment that causes a favorable body response and is easiest on the human eye. Green colored backgrounds tend to make people feel cared for and secure. • Blue -Tends to create an environment that communicates harmony and peace. Research evidence has shown that light blue colors are the most effective colors in calming the human mind. • Yellow - Tends to create an environment that communicates caution and warns of danger when associated with black letters or symbols. Yellow is the first color the adult human eye sees. Over extended periods, yellow can create feelings of anxiety.
Learning Style Survey Learning Style Survey PERCEPTUAL STRENGTHS: These are the avenues through which we take in information via our senses and begin to process it. Everyone functions with all four modalities, but we have preferences as to which helps us learn new information more readily. HOW TO RESPOND: For each horizontal row, there are 4 choices. Rank each row of words in the following way: 4. I prefer this way of learning the MOST 3. I prefer this way of learning OFTEN 2. I prefer this way of learning SELDOM 1. I prefer this way of learning RARELY 4 1 3 Likes to talk 2 Likes to putter Likes to move around Likes to read
Learning Style Survey Learning Style Survey - Totals 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 4 Prefers quiet Prefers neutral sounds Prefers sound while working Likes something on while working Prefers order May talk to self Takes notes Prefers to multi-tasks 24 28 12 16 _____ Total _____ Total _____ Total _____ Total * Note: If your totals do not add up to 80, you did not complete the survey correctly or you made a mistake in adding up the totals. Recheck your work.
Tallying Your Scores _24_ Column A: LOOKER: Visual learner _12_ Column B: TALKER: Auditory learner _16_ Column C: TOUCHER: Tactual learner _28_ Column D: DOER: Kinesthetic learner
Learning Style Definitions Visual learner - learn best when materials presented in a Visual way. They say, “If I can see it, I can remember it.” Auditory learner - learn best when they can Hear it and Talk about it. They say, “I get my best ideas when I am talking with someone.” Tactual learner - like to Touch it. Their memory is often locked into their fingers and may say, “I can remember it as soon as I touch it. Kinesthetic learner - need full body movement in order to learn best. As children, they often get labeled “hyperactive” or ADHD. As adult, they say things like, “I get my best ideas when I am jogging.”
Understanding Who I am Like The highest plotting point on my DISC graph is ___D/C_______ . The color(s) and animal(s) that best describes my behavior is_Red/Yellow_and __Lion/Beaver_ .
Famous People Circle one person who is similar to your style. What made them famous? High DHigh IHigh S George Washington Ronald Reagan Abraham Lincoln Thomas Jefferson Barbara Walters Oprah Winfrey Jackie Kennedy Amy Grant Tiger Woods Babe Ruth Nolan Ryan Larry Bird Michael Jordan Lee Trevino Mother Teresa Albert Einstein Mary Lou Retton Tara Lipinski Princess Diana Michelle Kwan High C
Understanding How I learn Circle the way you tend to think: (1) details then to the whole (2) whole then to the details. Circle the way you learn best: (1) hearing (2) seeing (3) touching (4) moving. Circle the pace your prefer: (1) fast with variety (2) slower with time to process. Circle the environment you fell most comfortable with: (1) challenging and different (2) fun and friendly (3) structured and orderly (4) stress free and happy. When I am in need of correction, the best way you can help me is to: When I am discourage, the best thing you can do for me is: My idea of a fun activity to do with you is:
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