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Cengage Learning Webinar, Appealing to Diverse Learners: Techniques, Strategies & Technology Solutions

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In this April 4 webinar, 4 different learning styles - Visual, Auditory, Reading & Writing, and Kinesthetic, as well as 4 major personality styles - Reflective, Director, Emotive, and Supportive were …

In this April 4 webinar, 4 different learning styles - Visual, Auditory, Reading & Writing, and Kinesthetic, as well as 4 major personality styles - Reflective, Director, Emotive, and Supportive were covered. Through these two lenses of diversity, strategies and techniques that can be used to engage your entire class were discussed.

Also take a look at the way our new technology solution, MindTap, which is a personal learning experience, can address the diversity within your class - helping you to appeal to all the students on your roster.

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  • 1. Appealing to Diverse LearnersTom McDermott Troy AndersonPittsburgh Technical Institute Cengage LearningCengage TeamUP Faculty Advisor Market Development Manager
  • 2. Snowflakes, not Cookie Cut-Outs • Our students are different in many ways: – Likes – Levels of intelligence – Interests – Cultures – Goals – Want different learning environments – Problems – Levels of emotional/ – Skills psychological stability – Learning preferences – Vocabulary – Fears – Personalities • Your input? How are our students unique? Please add to this list…
  • 3. Your Experience? PollTime! • How much experience do you have with the learning styles (Auditory, Visual, and Kinesthetic)?
  • 4. Three Basic Learning Styles• Visual• Auditory• Kinesthetic • How do you appeal to each? Please give your input…
  • 5. Personality Classification Systems • Myers Briggs • DiSC • Four Personality Styles
  • 6. The Four Personality Styles Low DOMINANCE CONTINUUM High High Supportive Emotive Nice, low key, good listener, avoids use of Entertaining, talkative, unfocused, loud, power, good follower, loyal, steady, seeks abrasive, spontaneous, uninhibited, extr reassurance, too laid overted, persuasive, exaggerates, enthusSOCIABILITY CONTINUUM back, waffles, agreeable, friendly, avoids iastic, likes attention, seeking attention, apologizes, fears wears red, fears rejection, animated sudden change, like people Reflective Director Disciplined, deliberate, aloof, deep Serious, goal-oriented, likes to lead and thinker, searches for win, strong opinions, cold, proof, perceptive, monotone, analytical, q prefers driver’s uiet, orderly, avoids decisions, formal with seat, direct, independent, won’t admit when others, complains, fears criticism, reads wrong, go-getter, controlling, business- Low manuals, systematic like, sensitive to being hustled
  • 7. We’re in Good Company Low DOMINANCE CONTINUUM High High Supportive Emotive Meryl Streep, Kevin Costner, Rachael Ray, Jay Leno, Mary Tyler Moore, Paula Abdul, George Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, H. W. Bush, Abe Lincoln, Drew Jim Carrey, Oprah Winfrey,SOCIABILITY CONTINUUM Carey, Sponge Bob Square Pants, Ryan Seacrest, Dane Cook, Winnie the Pooh, The Situation, Rosie O’Donnell, Julia Roberts, Magic Johnson Terrell Owens, Tigger Reflective Director Albert Einstein, Alan Greenspan, Jimmy Bill Parcels, Barbara Walters, Jesse Carter, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Linus Van Ventura, Peyton Manning, Donald Pelt, Eeyore, Joe Friday, Mr. Rogers, Clark Trump, General Patton, Dick Kent, MacGyver, Bill Gates, Cheney, Simon Cowell, Bill Belichick, Ben Stein Lucy Van Pelt, Martha Stewart, Low Mr. Krabbs, Indiana Jones
  • 8. Personality Styles in Your Classroom Low DOMINANCE CONTINUUM High High Supportive Emotive Whispers to neighbors, goes along with Talkative, participates, unites instructor, rarely starts trouble or argues people, points out the humor in SOCIABILITY CONTINUUM grade, empathizes w/ instructor, likes things, fun, complains openly, group work, lacks determination, hands used to conflict, leaves in a huff, lacks in work late, friendly discipline, unorganized, unfocused, gets bored easily Reflective Director Quiet, finds the errors, analyzes, needs On task, blunt, takes leadership time and details, task-oriented, role, good at testing, responds to may not want group work, doesn’t like challenge, focused, knows the goal and debating/arguing, few facial works toward it, fights for grades, tries expressions, rarely volunteers to control class, lacks humility, can answers, approaches instructor after intimidate other students Low class, reads during class
  • 9. What Style is Yours? Poll Time! • Yes, there can be blends of styles, but which is your most prominent style?• If you feel you need much more information, you may be a reflective.
  • 10. The Four Personality Styles Low DOMINANCE CONTINUUM High High Supportive Emotive Nice, low key, good listener, avoids use of Entertaining, talkative, unfocused, loud, power, good follower, loyal, steady, seeks abrasive, spontaneous, uninhibited, extr reassurance, too laid overted, persuasive, exaggerates, enthusSOCIABILITY CONTINUUM back, waffles, agreeable, friendly, avoids iastic, likes attention, seeking attention, apologizes, fears wears red, fears rejection, animated sudden change, like people Reflective Director Disciplined, deliberate, aloof, deep Serious, goal-oriented, likes to lead and thinker, searches for win, strong opinions, cold, proof, perceptive, monotone, analytical, q prefers driver’s uiet, orderly, avoids decisions, formal with seat, direct, independent, won’t admit when others, complains, fears criticism, reads wrong, go-getter, controlling, business- Low manuals, systematic like, sensitive to being hustled
  • 11. Teaching Strengths & Personality Connection• Task-Focused – Directors: Plan well, knowledgeable, cover a lot of material, hold students accountable – Reflectives: Organized, accurate with information, logical sequence• People-Focused – Supportives: Patient, build rapport, set students at ease – Emotives: Humorous, fun/interesting, relate to students
  • 12. Appealing to SUPPORTIVES in the Classroom • Create a harmonious environment • Build the relationship • Chat with them outside of class • Smile and stay loose • Use group activities • Assist them with directions and work
  • 13. Appealing to REFLECTIVES in the Classroom• Use a sequential, organized structure• Don’t put them on the spot in class• Don’t spring anything on them or rush them• Give them details and additional info• Give them the manual• When possible, give them the option of writing assignment instead of a speech
  • 14. Appealing to EMOTIVES in the Classroom• Spice it up! Do something interesting or spontaneous; don’t bore them• Maintain a fast pace, few details• Use skits, Socratic Seminars, presentations• Let them participate in the discussion• Praise them• Ask their opinion
  • 15. Appealing to DIRECTORS in the Classroom• Be prepared• Let them lead or direct something• If possible, give them some control• Give them a test; challenge them• Give them space to do their work• Project an image of strength and confidence
  • 16. For More Info on Personalities… • Effective Human Relations by Reece, Brandt and Howie. – Contact your Cengage Learning representative. • Email Tom mcdhouse25@comcast.net
  • 17. Conclusion• Vary our approaches• Vary our assessments• Anticipate differences• Adapt to the students as much as possible
  • 18. is designed to adapt to you & your students
  • 19. The Four Personality Styles within Low DOMINANCE CONTINUUM High High Supportive Emotive ReadSpeaker, ConnectYard, Kaltura, Kaltura, YouTube, Evernote, ConnectYard Google Docs, YouTube, , ReadSpeaker, Assessment Learning Path organizationSOCIABILITY CONTINUUM Learning Path Reflective Director Charts/Graphs, MindTap Assignments, Quizzes, Exams, Homework, M Reader, Flashcards, Notes/Highlighting, Dic indTap Reader, Google Docs, tionary, ReadSpeaker for multi-tasking, ConnectYard Assessments Low
  • 20. The Four Personality Styles within READSPEAKER GOOGLE DOCS CONNECT YARD EVERNOTE VIDEO
  • 21. The Four Personality Styles within Supportive ReadSpeaker, ConnectYard, Kaltura, Google Docs, YouTube, Learning Path
  • 22. The Four Personality Styles within Emotive Kaltura, YouTube, Evernote, ConnectYard, ReadSpeaker, Assessment Learning Path organization
  • 23. The Four Personality Styles within Reflective Charts/Graphs, MindTapReader, Flashcards, Notes/Highlighting, Dictionary, Assessments
  • 24. The Four Personality Styles within Director Assignments, Quizzes, Exams, Homework, MindTap Reader, Google Docs, ReadSpeaker for multi-tasking, ConnectYard
  • 25. Access the About your Learning Path course at any time! Learning Path Personalize for anoptimal experience! MindApps
  • 26. Content is organizedby the instructor and easy to follow!
  • 27. Now let’s explorethe MindTap Reader
  • 28. Instructors can customize their text b utilizing the edit functionality! by
  • 29. Choose the specific areaSelect your content typethat you’d like to customize
  • 30. Select the itemyou’d like to add
  • 31. Highlight the text to… • Highlight in 4 colors • Add Notes • Listen to the text • Define words Add Notes Your content appears directly within the text!
  • 32. Now Let’s Explore Apps
  • 33. Access all highlightsTake notes in MindTap that are and notes in one seamlessly linked with your place! account!
  • 34. Students choose their own preferences!
  • 35. Available for each chapter!Create your own!
  • 36. Let’s SIMPLIFY Access!Search for a keyword, a page number oreven for words that appear in media!
  • 37. mindtap@cengage.com
  • 38. Stay Tunedfor a live demonstration of mindtap@cengage.com Presentation title (Edit in View > Header and Footer) 43

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