Our Education System is Broken [Infographic]

The anxiety levels of the average high school student today matches those of the average individual committed to a mental health hospital in the 1950s. More and more students feel the classroom is not the right place for them; this shouldn’t surprise anybody. The traditional American public school classroom caters to a very specific type of learner, a learner that is by no one’s standards, the majority. Schools revel the outgoing, extroverted, group worker and classwork revolves around supporting this type of student. While the others, introverted and kinesthetic learners are labeled as “unmotivated” or “hyperactive.”

The truth is that everyone learns differently. Some school kids find that they work best in solitary settings (intrapersonal), others do well when they talk it out (verbal, interpersonal) while others still are spatial learners (visual) relying on pictures and images for understanding.

An innovative and flexible approach to the classroom environment would encompass more than one learning style and could greatly improve the learning experience of millions of students. Take a look at this infographic and tell us what you think in the comments!

How Personality Affects Learning
Source: Top10OnlineColleges.org

Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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