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Learning Styles

classroom guidance

Jessica Marsh

on 5 December 2012

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Transcript of Learning Styles

Goal for today:
1. Identify learning styles
2. How learning styles affect YOU
3. Strategies to fit your learning style
Questions? Just raise your hand to ask! What's your learning style? learning style: someone's method of gaining and retaining new knowledge What is a learning style??? But wait... what does this mean for ME?? On average, amongst 100 people:
Visual 65
Auditory 30
Tactile 5 Visual Learner Auditory Learner Tactile Learner Mind sometimes strays during verbal activities
Observes rather than talks or acts
Organized in approach to tasks
likes to read
usually a good speller
Memorizes by seeing pictures and graphics
Not easily distracted
Quiet by nature
Has good handwriting
Finds verbal instructions difficult
Remembers faces
Meticulous, neat in appearance Talks to self aloud
Enjoys talking
Easily distracted
Has difficulty with written directions
Likes to be read to
memorizes by steps in a sequence
Enjoys music
Whispers to self while reading
Remembers faces
Easily distracted by noise
Hums or sings
Outgoing by nature
Enjoys listening activities Likes physical rewards
In motions most of the time
Likes to touch people when talking to them
Taps pencil or foot while studying
Enjoys doing activities
Reading is not a priority
Poor speller
Likes to solve problems by physically working through them
Will try new things
Outgoing by nature
Dresses for comfort
Enjoys holding objects •Use charts and graphs, or photos and images
•Use symbols (stars, arrows) and create pictures in your notes
•Get the “big picture” of a chapter: skim read it, look at pictures and graphs, read questions at the end, look for main points
•Brainstorm using illustrations, mind maps and models
•Create note cards, columns, or rewrite notes
•Visualize the topic
•Find a quiet place to study
•Write down key words that make you think of the subject
•Color-code your notes – highlighters are your friends!
•Sit near the front of the classroom
•Use flashcards to see and learn new words
•Use mnemonics IF YOU ARE A VISUAL LEARNER IF YOU ARE An AUDITORY LEARNER Participate frequently in class discussions
Record yourself reading class notes, listen to it before a quiz
Listen to lectures/stories. Repeat back the info to yourself
Talk through a concept when you are studying aloud to yourself
Make up a song to memorize a string of facts:
Listen to instrumental music when you study
Talk quietly to yourself as you study
Discuss your ideas with someone else or in a group
Read aloud to yourself
Sit in class where you are sure to hear the teacher.
Use flashcards to and read them out loud.
Use rhythmic sounds, sound out words
Use mnemonics IF YOU ARE A tactile LEARNER Act out your notes; role play
Walk around and/or stand up when you study
Take notes in the margin
Sit on floor or at a table to spread out everything needed to study
Take frequent breaks while you study…frequent, but not long!
Have a small object to manipulate, like a foam ball, eraser, or piece of paper when you learn and study
Tap your fingers to a beat, “write” on surfaces with your finger
Apply what you are studying to a real life situation!
Highlight information that is important
Rewrite or retype notes from class
Use flashcards – group them to show relationships between ideas
Skim read materials before reading the entire thing
Use mnemonics Do you notice similarities? What seems to work well for any learning styles? Taking notes during class!
Using flashcards to fit your learning style We all have to consider how OUR learning style impacts our classmates! What's a learning style?
**Important to know so we can be effective learners and studiers**
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