Understanding Students' Learning Styles

Preschoolers learn differently. A preschooler learns best when the teacher uses instructional strategies that match up with the student’s dominant learning style. This course will help you better understand how preschoolers learn so you can develop new ways to challenge each student to learn at his or her potential, keeping in mind that learning involves academic content (what is learned) and emotional attitudes (feelings toward learning). The “learning style inventory” tests in the course are exciting to take, and the results are very informative. Best of all, you cannot answer any of the test questions incorrectly.

Files are in Adobe PDF format. Once you download the file and complete the activities, e-mail the completed course file and you will receive a certificate of completion. This preschool course is available at no charge to teachers from TACS member schools. Please contact our office for more information.

Dr. Charles Walker About the Instructor:

Dr. Charles Walker is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools. He also serves as the President of Take Tenn Publications. For 22 years, Dr. Walker served as the editor of the Journal for Christian Educators. He has authored several staff development manuals, school improvement materials, and is the co-author of Study Right, a popular study skills curriculum written for Christian school students in grades 4-12. He has written numerous educational articles for national and state Christian association publications. A well-respected educator in the educational community, he currently serves as the chair of the Advisory Council for Non-Public Schools to the Tennessee State Commissioner of Education.

Dr. Walker began his professional career in 1963 as a junior high and senior high school science teacher. Afterwards, he served as a principal and superintendent at three Oklahoma public schools and then as the principal of Trinity Christian School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He assumed the position of Executive Director of Tennessee Association of Christian Schools in 1977. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Teaching degree from Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Oklahoma, and a Professional Certificate in Educational Administration from The University of Oklahoma. He received honorary doctorate degrees from Pensacola Christian College and Midwestern Baptist College.