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Alright, it’s time to talk about Type Four of the child whisperer! For The Child Whisperer types, it’s important to remember that this is not just personality typing, it’s channeling in on a child’s energy and how they use their energy. Most everyone has all four types in them, but one or two shine through the most in the majority of situations.
Type four is typically known as “The Serious Child” A type four’s primary connection to the world is through intellect and logic.
Words that describe type four: critical thinkers, straightforward, logical, efficient, and thorough.
Tips for teaching a type four:
These students thrive on consistency. They love and need a schedule and can be thrown off when the schedule is changed, especially last minute.
Type fours are big picture thinkers, giving them the ability to look at the finer details to create a better all-over big picture.
Oftentimes these are the kids you are constantly urging to “just have fun” throughout the day and through certain games or activities, but they cannot see it this way. Their mind is on work and getting work done.
They can feel vulnerable when they do not have all of the answers.
Type fours want to know what to expect, how to expect it, and when to expect it. Giving them a heads up of how many minutes they have to read a paragraph of text or how many times they need to write out their spelling words can be a very powerful tool for them to find success in their work.
Do you have a type four child in your classroom? What have you learned through teaching this type of student?