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This presentation is for middle schoolers and has a note taking component, as well as a small group discussion. This was originally used in a 7th and 8th grade AVID [Advancement Via Individual ...

This presentation is for middle schoolers and has a note taking component, as well as a small group discussion. This was originally used in a 7th and 8th grade AVID [Advancement Via Individual Determination] class.

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    • Learning Styles Mrs. DeBall AVID Coordinator December 2007
    • Outcome:
      • Ability to determine different learning styles
      • Determine if you have a dominant learning style
      • Identify common classroom activities & how they relate to different learning styles
      • Develop strategies to compensate when your learning style is not being addressed
    • DO NOTs:
      • Blame your teacher if your learning style is not being addressed
      • INSTEAD:
        • Learn to cope & make learning meaningful for YOU!
    • QuickWrite
      • In your AVID NB:
        • Write for 4 minutes about the following questions:
          • What does it mean to “learn how to learn?”
          • What skills help us to be better learners?
          • What do we need to learn about ourselves to make us better learners?
    • What makes it easy or difficult to learn?
    • This leads us to: What is a learning style?
    • What is YOUR learning style? So, what did you come up with?
    • So, what is what? Let's talk about specifics... Take CN in your AVID NB on all learning styles
    • Visual
      • Learn through seeing
        • Need to see teacher's body language & expressions
        • Prefer sitting in front
        • Think in pictures
        • Take detailed notes
    • Auditory
      • Learn through listening
        • Learn best: Verbal lectures, discussions, talking things through
        • Written information may have little meaning until it is heard
        • benefit from reading text aloud
    • Tactile / Kinesthetic
      • Learn through , moving, doing and touching...
        • Learn best through a hands-on approach
        • Actively explore physical world around them
        • Find it hard to sit still for long periods
        • May become distracted by their need for activity and exploration
    • Individual
      • Learner prefers to work alone
    • Group
      • Learner prefers to work in a group of people
    • Oral
      • Learner prefers to talk about findings/answers
    • Written
      • Learner prefers to write out answers, rather than discussing
    • Now that you know what your learning style is... How does this impact your learning? How can you use this information in the classroom? What do you think this means? Write down as a QuickWrite...
    • Get into groups…
      • Find people who share your learning style…
      • Select one person to be the recorder
      • Select one person to be the reporter
      • Answer the following questions on the paper provided:
      • What strategies can teachers use to help us as visual/ auditory/tactile learners?
      • What learning situations are particularly challenging for us?
      • What learning situations are particularly easy for us?
      • What strategies can we use to take responsibility for our learning?
    • Report out: Make a poster, elect an Artist (or 2) to create it; Reporter, be ready!
    • Who's going first to share your group's poster?
    • In your learning style group: look @ your classroom observations...
    • Choose one:
      • Choose one activity to focus on, from what you all observed in classes
      • How is this a challenge for our learning style?
      • List three strategies to compensate/overcome on a NEW poster