My Personal Learning Philosophy


I created a project about my personal learning philosophy. I created a PPT in Office and I uploaded with I call my theory, theory of interest and awareness. I hope you agree with me, even a little. It is the first time you used this online program, so my project is not a big deal, but I promise you that the second time I use it, it will be better.

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styleI also included information such as my personal learning style and my multiple intelligences. It is very important to know your own learning style. It will be much easier to learn, if you know your style. The human brain is unique, each head is a world, and it is for this reason that although humans have the same brain structure, each person receives information in different ways. By the way, I agree with the results I got. I am an auditory learner, I have to work on my concentration when I read and in my multiple intelligences, I’m surprised, because I got a very similar percentage in each intelligence, the difference is very little, except linguistic.

You can also take the tests, if your want to know your personal learning style.    RV-AI819_NEUROM_DV_20121116190605

I leave the links below.


Motivational strategies in an EFL class


I found this fabulous video of an English class. I am personally fascinated. I had never seen a teacher, received with music, to their students. It’s an amazing idea; it is like to encourage them to listen to music and sing in English.  The classroom is very well decorated, creating a pleasant and orderly atmosphere. This is very important because students feel relaxed in a calm and fun space. The teacher treats them as friends and not as students, he gives them security and confidence. Students come to the classroom and take their place, after, they preparing themselves the activity in the white board to start the game. Apparently, the methods of the teacher are good, because the guys seem to speaking in English.


I made a comparison on a Venn diagram, where I write on one side what motivational strategies the teacher used and on the other side what strategies I would use as the teacher of that same class.

Is a bit hard to say, other motivational strategies because the teacher in this video applies several, not all strategies appear in the video, but it makes me imagine that he applies all. He puts challenges and encourages students through a fun class. For me he does a very good job.

Click on the Venn diagram for a better view venn 22

Finally, it seems important to me to mention which are the motivational strategies.

  • The teacher
  • The classroom atmosphere
  • The task
  • Rapport
  • Self-confidence
  • Interest
  • Autonomy
  • Personal relevance
  • Goal/Target
  • Culture

Behaviour theorists

Theorist Name of theory How does it relate to what we do?
Skinner Behaviorism skinnerThis theory states that it should reward or reprimand according to the behavior done. So, if in a classroom, a student answers correctly or behaving in an appropriate manner should be rewarded with a compliment, or something material, such as candy or a small star on the forehead. It depends on the age. On the other hand, if the student behaves in a wrong way, he must know that what he’s doing is wrong.

Bandura Social learning theory banduraAs I understand, this theory says that people especially children act the way others act. They behave in the same way. Children learn and behave according to what they see and hear. For example, if the teacher mocks a student for any errors that he did, the other classmates also mock him. If the teacher slams the door, your students will do too. However, not everything is negative, if the teacher has a good behavior and transmits them, students will feel influenced to do the same.

Erikson Stages of development eriksonThis theory suggests that human development occurs in eight stages, in each one it learns something different, also face different challenges and have different goals at each stage. The question is, if a person does not progress successfully from one stage to the next, they might have problems relating with people in the future. What do you think does this affect classroom behavior? I think it’s a problem not progress from one stage to another, it’s like getting stuck and this causes problems in emotions of people.  Not learn, leads to no further development. In this case, definitely affect the behavior and mood of one of my students, because he might feel in disadvantaged, frustrated or with anxiety. For instance, that he can not do some things that his classmates already do or they already behave maturely, and he not.

Vygotsky Social cognitive development VygotskyThis theory is based in that human development occurs naturally through interacting socially and with the environment. All learn, either through their own curiosity and risk or with someone’s help, but in a classroom, all need the teacher support to develop skills and learn new things. As a teacher you should know that some students learn faster than others or that not everyone has the same abilities so you should put more attention to those students.  It is important for the teacher motivate students through a classroom with a pleasant, calm and safe atmosphere and, through simple activities that are not complicate for them.

Krashen Theory of second language acquisition krashenStephen Krashen theorized six hypotheses of language acquisition:

  • the Acquisition-Learning hypothesis
  • the Monitor hypothesis
  • the Natural Order hypothesis
  • the Input hypothesis
  • the Affective Filter hypothesis
  • the Reading Hypothesis

Acquisition involves the subconscious acceptance of knowledge when information is stored in the brain through the use of communication. Learning, on the other hand, is the conscious acceptance of knowledge ‘about’ a language. Krashen states that the monitor is controlled by the learning system and is used to correct errors in the utterance. The Natural Order hypothesis suggests that parts of language are learned in a certain sequence that cannot be altered through deliberate teaching. The theory that language acquisition occurs when learners receive messages they understand, known as comprehensible input, is referred to as the Input hypothesis. Different variables such as anxiety, self-confidence, motivation, and stress can all impact the affective filter. The concept that reading in the SL will help build vocabulary and grammar knowledge is known as the Reading hypothesis.

Bruner Constructivism Discovery learning BrunerI think constructivism is that you understand the aim of learning and teaching. The teach forms must change, because with so much technology there are now, the forms of teach of teachers are boring for students.  Teachers have an obligation to teach well and try to help students learn.  Get your students excited about learning, invite them to strive and fulfill their goals, and encourage them. Meanwhile, students must learn the importance of studying, understand what it means to be a good student, enjoy studying, take the challenge and, strive to be better every day. We should try to make a meaningful learning.