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Creating "Ah Ha" Moments Through Learning Styles

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  • 1. CREATING “AH HA” MOMENTS THROUGH LEARNING STYLES BY”: DAVA SWAFFORD WHAT IS AN “AH HA” MOMENT? _____% OF WHAT THEY HEAR _____% OF WHAT THEY SEE _____% OF WHAT THEY HEAR & SEE _____% OF WHAT THEY HEAR, SEE, & DO There are three different types of learning styles: _________________, ___________________, and _____________________. “Some people learn by listening and sharing ideas, Some learn by thinking through ideas, Some learn by testing theories, And some learn by synthesizing content and context.” --Susan Morris, Excel, Inc. A normal attention span is _____ to ______ minutes per year of a child's age. Research says that the average American has an attention span of about _______ minutes, which is decreasing every year. With our decreasing attention span comes a decreasing ability to retain what we have learned. When presenting, research says that every ______ minutes you need to say something funny or relevant to keep your group focused.
  • 2. Auditory They learn best through _____________. Tips *Often talks to himself as he is tackling a new task *Has trouble with writing *Is very social ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ How to help an auditory learner: *Provide students with oral along with written instructions for assignments. *Include whole group discussion in your class. ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Visual They learn by _____________. *Need to look at the person he’s talking to in order to keep focused *Use his hands when he talks *Hold images in his head. ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ How to help a visual learner: *Including diagrams, mind maps, word webs, visuals, and other forms of graphic organizer *Teach students to use highlighters when going through their notes *Create flashcards when studying for tests and learning information. ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________
  • 3. ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Kinesthetic They learn best by ________________. *Is good at sports *Can’t sit still for long *Is not great at spelling *Likes Labs ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ How to help a kinesthetic learner: *Learns best when activities are varied. *Hands 0on work *Work in small discussion groups ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Tactile  They learn best by ________________. The tactile is almost joined with the kinesthetic learning. Both styles involve bodily movement and are very similar but the tactile style is more moderate. They are usually in the same category because they are active in some way. It involves the sense of touch, and fine motor movements, rather than the large, whole-body movements. *They enjoy manipulatives *Finger paint *Art materials *Building projects ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________
  • 4. ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ How to help a tactile learner: *Like picture cards to hold *Learns better sitting in a bean bag rather than a hard chair *Use gestures when giving explanation or directions ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Memory retention is rated at _______% when they practice by doing and ______%where they teach and learn from one another. What does this mean? It means that you need to let your adults/children interact in class. Answer questions on a card, ask one friend a question about the subject and see if he/she can answer it. THE QUESTION IS… HOW EFFECTIVE WILL YOU BE?