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  1. Learning Modalities Teaching Through Modality Strengths

  2. Visual Learner The Seeing-is-Believing Student

  3. Is Natural at • Dressing well • Remembering details and colors • Reading, spelling, proofreading • Remembering faces of people (but forgets names) • Remembers names seen in print • Creates mental visual images Learning Styles

  4. People Who Demonstrate this Style • Liz Claiborne • Frank Lloyd Wright • Claude Monet Learning Styles

  5. Solves Problems by... • Reading information, listing problems • Preparing graphic organizers to organize thoughts • Uses flow charts • Seeing that it works graphically -- on paper -- and in the mind’s eye Learning Styles

  6. Testing /Assessment Needs • Visual/written tests • Research papers • Written reports • Graphic illustrations Learning Styles

  7. Learns Best By... • Taking notes, making lists • Reading information to be learned • Learning from books, videotapes, filmstrips, printouts • Seeing a demonstration Learning Styles

  8. Studying/Reading Characteristics • Reads for pleasure/relaxation • Can spend long periods of time studying • Requires quiet during study • Reads rapidly • Learns to spell words in configurations rather than phonetically Learning Styles

  9. Difficulties in School • Need to take action before seeing what needs to be done • Working in an environment with noise or movement • Tuning out sounds • Listening to lectures without visual picture or illustrations • Dealing with unappealing physical appearance of teacher • Working in classrooms with no decorations or drab colors • Working under fluorescent lights -- makes it hard to concentrate Learning Styles

  10. Auditory Learner: The Talking, Listening Student

  11. Is a Natural At... • Speaking extemporaneously -- can think on his/her feet • Noticing sounds in environment • Remembering names of people he or she meets -- forgets faces • Working with words and languages • Tuning into small shifts in voice intonation Learning Styles

  12. People Who Demonstrate This Style • Winston Churchill • Garrison Keillor • Jay Leno Learning Styles

  13. Solves Problems by... • Talking about pros and cons • Talking about options • Asking others what they would do in a situation • Verbalizing the goal until it sounds right • Auditory repetition Learning Styles

  14. Testing/Assessment Needs • Verbal rather than written • Describes projects orally • Sings or recites poetry as projects • Needs to be interviewed for what has been learned Learning Styles

  15. Learns Best By.. • Talking aloud • Listening to a lecture • Discussing in small or large groups • Hearing music without words as a background in the learning environment Learning Styles

  16. Studying/Reading Characteristics • Reads dialogues and plays • Subvocalizes internally or externally for comprehension • Stops while reading to talk to self or others about what is read • Good at phonetically sounding out new words Learning Styles

  17. Difficulties in School • Reading quickly; reads more slowly than visual learner • Reading silently for prolonged periods of times • Reading directions; unaware of illustrations • Taking timed tests that must be read and written • Living with enforced silence -- can’t wait to talk • Seeing significant detail Learning Styles

  18. Kinesthetic Learner The Action Student

  19. Is a Natural At... • Sports, dance • Adventure, competition, challenge • Running, jumping, leaping, rolling • Action using large motor muscles Learning Styles

  20. People Who Demonstrate the Style... • Paula Abdul • Michael Jordan • Jim Carrey Learning Styles

  21. Solves Problems By... • Taking action, then planning based on results • Attacking problems physically • Seeking solutions that involve great physical activity • Preferring to solve problems individually or in small groups • Trial and error/exploration Learning Styles

  22. Testing/Assessment Needs • Performance based • Project oriented • Show or demonstrate what student has learned • Application level -- prefers to show how to do something Learning Styles

  23. Learns Best By... • Doing, hands-on approach -- manipulation, simulations, live events • Physical involvement in learning • Field trips to gain knowledge • Small group discussion Learning Styles

  24. Studying/Reading Characteristics • Reads primarily for meaning and function, rather than enjoyment • reads “how-to” books • Reads action-oriented books/plays • Reads books that are brief • Studies for short periods interspersed with moving around • Lays on floor or bed to study Learning Styles

  25. Difficulties in School • Having good interpersonal skills • Having legible cursive handwriting • Sitting still • Listening to lectures of more than four minutes • Spelling • Recalling what was seen or heard -- remembers everything that was done • Expressing emotions without physical movement • Sticking with any activity for long periods of time Learning Styles

  26. Tactual Learner The Sensitive, Feeling/Tactile, Touching Student

  27. Is Natural At... • Interpersonal skills, anticipating people’s feelings • Reading nonverbal communication • Fine motor activities, graphics, crafts, cursive writing and calligraphy • Sensing environmental issues such as hot, cold, smells Learning Styles

  28. People Who Are Like This • Virignia Satir • Jeff Smith • M. C. Escher Learning Styles

  29. Solves Problems By... • Thinking “what would it feel like if… • Talking to people in order to share feelings about the problem and the solution • Following a solution when he or she knows it feels right • Going at own pace Learning Styles

  30. Testing/Assessment Needs • Performs or takes test when he or she is ready or comfortable • Tests best when he or she can be subjective -- essay questions • Open book, low pressure • Could be “test phobic” if environment is not secure Learning Styles

  31. Learns Best By... • Liking and respecting the teacher • Having a welcoming, comfortable, secure classroom climate and environment • Working with things they can handle • Progressing at own pace • Rewriting notes taken in class Learning Styles

  32. Studying/Reading Characteristics • Reads for pleasure and feelings it evokes • Reads at his or her own pace and likes to select what is read • Prefers historical and/or romantic novels or biographies • Studies best in pleasant surroundings Learning Styles

  33. Difficulties in School... • Learning if feelings are hurt • Succeeding without teacher approval and respect • Working in a classroom not decorated in a warm way • Working with people that don’t like him • Being in the class of a teacher whose interpersonal skills are weak • Needs to touch, feel, manipulate things Learning Styles