I have never posted just about the Shut-Down Learner concept by Dr. Richard Selznick. I’ve referred to it, but need a more thorough post.
I ran across Dr Selznick’s concept of the Shut-Down Learner about a year ago. It completely fits.
From his article, “When Learners Shut Down,” these are characteristics of a shut-down learner (before shutting down):
- Tuning out in circle time
- Highly spatial and visual learners
- Active or over-active
- Difficulty with language-based activities such as reading and writing
We’ve got three of the four.
Watch this video for an overview.
Screenshot of his PowerPoint that is it in a nutshell.