Are you facing difficulties homeschooling your children?
Identifying your child's DISC profile can aid in knowing how to teach your child in a remote learning environment. PeopleKeys offers a DISC assessment geared toward children that analyzes your child's personality traits. Based on the DISC model developed by William Moulton Marston, this personality profile will equip you with the knowledge of your child's personality style needs for providing them with the right learning methods at home.
When COVID cases rose, school officials across the nation sent millions of children home to maintain their safety. Parents not only had to balance their occupation remotely but also had to take on the responsibility of homeschooling their children. COVID-19 has changed the lives of 55.1 million students across the country.
A study reported by the research university of William and Mary stated that "...U.S. parents reported being most stressed about their work, their children's education, and their children's screen time usage." As the months progressed in lockdown, parents and children have started to adapt to the changes.
Some parents, though, are still in need of guidance.
Determining the DISC personality of your child can make all the difference in teaching them.
Facilitate the learning of children with a style of:
- D - Dominant: Children that are "D" personality types crave directness and a fast pace. D-styles also do well with change. It is essential to engage "D" children in various activities to capture their attention and keep them motivated. This type of personality also strives to lead. Involve your child in creating a schedule to give him/her a sense of control and empowerment.
- I - Influential: One of the most critical activities for I-style children to maintain in the remote learning environment is socialization. Although students may not have the luxury of having physical socialization, they can still communicate virtually. Try to collaborate with other parents to arrange a virtual playdate so your child can stay in touch with friends. "I" styles also work well with incentives. If a task is complete, an incentive could be, for example, more virtual playtime with friends.
- S - Stable: Consistency and steadiness are key with "S" styles. S-style children require stability. Experts say that following a schedule can provide children a sense of security and ease. Kids can also learn what behavior is expected of them to execute tasks. Involve your children when creating a learning schedule, including learning times, break times, and emotional check-ins.
- C - Compliant: Organized, rule-following, and analytical. These are the highest values of the "C" child. Children with a high "C" disc style also do well independently. They are hyper-focused on being perfectionists and communicate well with patient people. The greatest fear of this disc personality type is criticism. They could potentially withdraw and feel discouraged. If there is an issue with an assignment, be specific and detail-oriented about improvements needed.
Teaching to your child's behavioral style can improve their test scores by motivating them and boosting their confidence in the classroom.
Are you interested in gaining more insight into using the DISC personality test in your teaching methods? Learn more about DISC certification for becoming a Behavioral Intelligent Educator.