Kathy found this great post on Edudemic: 30 Surprising (And Controversial) Ways Students Learn. If you have been homeschooling for a while you probably are aware of many of these. Some are new to me and some I’m not so sure I buy into. However, I still run across people who believe old, outdated myths about learning. Worth a read.
Have you checked your assumptions about student learning at the door? People in general, hold onto beliefs that are shaped by early experiences, the media, and faulty influences. The following list is a compilation of research that may surprise you. Video games, e-books, playtime, and music are all a part of an educator’s repertoire. Read on, and be prepared to put your traditional beliefs aside as science points to innovative methods that indicate future success.