Accommodating the kinesthetic learner
Each observation will bring you closer to understanding their special gifts and will reveal to you more effective ways to teach them using their preferred learning styles.
No student is exclusively one style or another and most utilize a variety of modalities when learning.
Each of us processes and distinguishes information differently based on our personality patterns, how we interact socially and a general like or dislike for the subject matter or interest.
We all like to learn about subjects we are interested in and often struggle in areas that hold no interest.
This insures complete coverage of the needed skills and concepts to assure success.
Teachers often use their preferred learning style as their main mode of teaching and if students do not share those same preferences then learning can be very difficult and frustrating.
It is important to expand their abilities to use as many learning styles as possible, helping them to succeed in a world where how one learns often means nothing and only the ability to learn has value.
Time4Learning has developed a comprehensive, multi-modality learning curriculum that allows all students to reach successful levels of understanding by using their preferred learning styles.
As a Special Education teacher it was important for me to understand those differences in order to maximize my students’ learning potential. Compare the differences between how they learn Aurally and Visually as well as the other styles outlined above.
It is just as important for all parents and teachers to do the same. Compare how they interact with others while learning in a group or by themselves.