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Transcript of Learning Styles
What are the characteristics of the different learning styles
Techniques and strategies to get you message across to ALL learners Auditory Learners Kinesthetic Learners Understanding Student Differences: How to Accommodate Different Learning Styles in the Classroom Visual Learners Learns through seeing
Scans everything; wants to see things, enjoys visual stimulation
Enjoys maps, pictures, diagrams, and color
Needs to see the teacher’s body language/facial expression to fully comprehend
Usually takes detailed notes to absorb the information
May think in pictures and learn best from visual displays such as diagrams, illustrated textbooks, overhead transparencies, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and handouts
Tends to prefer sitting at the front of the classroom to avoid visual obstructions
Is usually neat and clean
Finds something to watch if they are bored
Benefits from illustrations and presentations that use color
Is attracted to written or spoken language rich in imagery
They often talk to themselves
They also may move their lips when reading
They may have difficulties with reading and writing tasks
They often do better talking to a classmate, or a recorder and hearing what was said.
They learn best through verbal lectures, discussion, talking things through, and listening to what others have to say
They prefer directions given orally
Seldom take notes or writes things down
They Prefer lectures to reading assignments
Often repeat what has just been sai
Sit where they can hear but needn't pay attention to what is happening in front They do best while touching and moving
They remember what was done, but has difficulty recalling what was said or seen
They tend to lose concentration if there is little or no external stimulation or movement
When listening to lectures, they may want to take notes for the sake of moving their hands
Is uncomfortable in classrooms where they lack opportunities for hands-on experience
Plan Big and.... ... small Learning style refers to the primary mode a child uses to obtain information about the world around him.
Learning styles consist of
-kinesthetic (or tactile learning).
The breakdown of learning styles varies, but a typical K-12 classroom contains 30 percent visual learners, 25 percent auditory learners and 15 percent kinesthetic learners, with the remaining 30 percent consisting of students with mixed learning styles. Which one are you? Teach with a variety of teaching methods
Vary your assignments and learning activities
Give exams that have students think in different ways
Encourage students to value different learning styles.
Students learn more effectively if they study with others of differing learning styles Accommodating Different Learning Styles WRITE IT, SAY IT, DO IT! videos,
Use maps, flow charts, mindmaps or webs to organize materials
Highlight and color code books/notes to organize and relate material
Puzzles, word searches, matching activities
Write out checklists of needed formulas, commonly misspelled words, etc.
Write out and use flash cards for review of material
Draw pictures or cartoons of concepts
Write down material on slips of paper and move them around into proper sequence. (Can be done on PC too)
Use the board (them and you) to note important information
If using the computer, have the student experiment with different font sizes and styles to enhance readability.
Interactive computer programs ACTIVITIES FOR VISUAL LEARNERS http://www.mindmeister.com Mind Mesiter Visuwords http://www.visuwords.com/ Pics4Learning http://www.pics4learning.com/ Go Animate http://goanimate.com/videos/0y0Kuo6cd6Y8/1 Natural Reader http://www.naturalreaders.com/ Blabberize http://blabberize.com/ SAy it!
Tell students how to do something instead of showing them
Have students give oral presentations instead of written essays
Explain to others
Plays, skits, acting out
Engage the student in conversation about the subject matter
Question students about the material
Ask for oral summaries of material
Have them tape themselves reviewing material and listen to it together
Read material aloud to them
Use a talking calculator
Have them put material to a rhythm or tune and rehearse it aloud
ACTIVITIES FOR AUDITORY LEARNERS
Keeping it "Real"! Role playing, acting out, field trips
Games (charades, question race, ...)
CatchBall Drills - Play catch while reviewing facts
Write out checklists of materials to be learned or looked for
Trace words and diagrams on paper
Use textured paper and experiment with different sizes of pens, pencils, and crayons to write down information
Use some form of body movement (snapping fingers, pacing, mouthing ideas) while lecturing material to be learned.
Interactive computer programs ACTIVITIES FOR THE KINESTHETIC LEARNER Interactives http://www.learner.org/interactives/ Education Place http://www.eduplace.com/activity/ Glogster http://nelatonfrench3.edu.glogster.com/dashboard/