Yolanda U. Trapp
Dedicated to my beloved daughters Valeria and Patricia, and to Carlos Alberto Cornejo.
This Curriculum Unit is designed for Kindergarten to 4th or 5th grade, and is easily adaptable to secondary levels.
My intention is to provide teachers and students of the New Haven Public Education a general description of how we could interact with children who have different styles of learning, to understand their emotions and to explore some aspects of their biological rhythm, memory, brain growth and development.
For these reasons I created several activities where all children will have a feeling of belonging and of being valued members of the classroom and the school's community. It may be necessary to modify the core curriculum to accommodate different styles of learning. Activities may be altered or replaced or the amount of work reduced to meet a student's individual needs.
Children need to explore and understand how they learn best. I suggest to use the theory of Multiple Intelligences ( Howard Gardner ) or Emotional Intelligence (theory of Daniel Goleman), and Sternberg's theory of "Successful Intelligence". The more that we can match youngsters to a congenial approach of teaching, learning, assessing, the more likely it is that those youngsters will achieve educational success.