Click directly into a MindTap course and take time to walkthrough the 1.) Layout of the interface 2.) the unique and customizable nature of the Learning Path 3.) MindApps and the flexible nature of these.If you cannot gain access to your course…utilize the following screen capture as a way to showcase navigation:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw47VXOob_U
Cengage Webinar: Appealing to diverse learners
Appealing to Diverse LearnersTom McDermott Troy AndersonPittsburgh Technical Institute Cengage LearningCengage TeamUP Faculty Advisor Market Development Manager
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…
Your Experience? PollTime! • How much experience do you have with the learning styles (Auditory, Visual, and Kinesthetic)?
What Style is Yours? PollTime!• 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.
Three Basic Learning Styles• Visual• Auditory• Kinesthetic • How do you appeal to each? Please give your input…
Personality Classification Systems • Myers Briggs • DiSC • Four Personality Styles
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, reassurance, too laid back, waffles, extroverted, persuasive, exaggerates,SOCIABILITY CONTINUUM agreeable, friendly, avoids seeking enthusiastic, likes attention, attention, apologizes, fears sudden wears red, fears rejection, animated change, like people Reflective Director Disciplined, deliberate, aloof, deep thinker, Serious, goal-oriented, likes to lead and win, searches for proof, perceptive, monotone, strong opinions, cold, analytical, quiet, orderly, avoids decisions, prefers driver’s seat, direct, independent, formal with others, complains, fears won’t admit when wrong, go-getter, criticism, reads manuals, systematic controlling, business-like, sensitive to being Low hustled
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, Terrell Julia Roberts, Magic Johnson 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. Trump, General Patton, Dick Cheney, Rogers, Clark Kent, MacGyver, Bill Gates, Simon Cowell, Bill Belichick, Ben Stein Lucy Van Pelt, Martha Stewart, Low Mr. Krabbs, Indiana Jones
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 expressions, works toward it, fights for grades, tries rarely volunteers answers, approaches to control class, lacks humility, can instructor after class, reads during class intimidate other students Low
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.
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
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
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
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
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
For More Info on Personalities… • Effective Human Relations by Reece, Brandt and Howie. – Contact your Cengage Learning representative. • Email Tom firstname.lastname@example.org
Conclusion• Vary our approaches• Vary our assessments• Anticipate differences• Adapt to the students as much as possible