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Appealing to Diverse LearnersTom McDermott                                  Troy AndersonPittsburgh Technical Institute   ...
Snowflakes, not Cookie Cut-Outs • Our students are different in many ways:     – Likes                 – Levels of intelli...
Your Experience? PollTime!  • How much experience do you    have with the learning styles    (Auditory, Visual, and Kinest...
What Style is Yours? PollTime!• Yes, there can be blends of styles, but  which is your most prominent style?   – If you fe...
Three Basic Learning Styles• Visual• Auditory• Kinesthetic                • How do you appeal to each?                 Ple...
Personality Classification Systems            • Myers Briggs            • DiSC            • Four Personality Styles
The Four Personality Styles                        Low                            DOMINANCE CONTINUUM                     ...
We’re in Good Company                        Low                          DOMINANCE CONTINUUM                             ...
Personality Styles in Your Classroom                         Low                          DOMINANCE CONTINUUM             ...
What Style is Yours?  Poll Time!         • Yes, there can be blends of           styles, but which is your most           ...
Teaching Strengths & Personality Connection• Task-Focused  – Directors:     Plan well, knowledgeable, cover a lot of      ...
Appealing to SUPPORTIVES in the Classroom • Create a harmonious environment • Build the relationship • Chat with them outs...
Appealing to REFLECTIVES in the Classroom• Use a sequential, organized structure• Don’t put them on the spot in class• Don...
Appealing to EMOTIVES in the Classroom• Spice it up! Do something interesting or spontaneous;  don’t bore them• Maintain a...
Appealing to DIRECTORS in the Classroom• Be prepared• Let them lead or direct something• If possible, give them some contr...
For More Info on Personalities…             • Effective Human Relations               by Reece, Brandt and Howie.         ...
Conclusion• Vary our approaches• Vary our assessments• Anticipate differences• Adapt to the students as much as possible
is designed      to   adapt to you               &              your students
The Four Personality Styles within                        Low                             DOMINANCE CONTINUUM             ...
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Cengage Webinar: Appealing to diverse learners
Cengage Webinar: Appealing to diverse learners
Cengage Webinar: Appealing to diverse learners
Cengage Webinar: Appealing to diverse learners
Cengage Webinar: Appealing to diverse learners
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Cengage Webinar: Appealing to diverse learners

  1. 1. Appealing to Diverse LearnersTom McDermott Troy AndersonPittsburgh Technical Institute Cengage LearningCengage TeamUP Faculty Advisor Market Development Manager
  2. 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. 3. Your Experience? PollTime! • How much experience do you have with the learning styles (Auditory, Visual, and Kinesthetic)?
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Three Basic Learning Styles• Visual• Auditory• Kinesthetic • How do you appeal to each? Please give your input…
  6. 6. Personality Classification Systems • Myers Briggs • DiSC • Four Personality Styles
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 17. Conclusion• Vary our approaches• Vary our assessments• Anticipate differences• Adapt to the students as much as possible
  18. 18. is designed to adapt to you & your students
  19. 19. The Four Personality Styles within Low DOMINANCE CONTINUUM High High Supportive Emotive ReadSpeaker, ConnectYard, Kaltura, Kaltura, YouTube, Evernote, Google Docs, YouTube, ConnectYard, ReadSpeaker, Assessment Learning Path organizationSOCIABILITY CONTINUUM Learning Path Reflective Director Charts/Graphs, MindTap Assignments, Quizes, Exams, Homework, Reader, Flashcards, Notes/Highlighting, Dic MindTap Reader, Google Docs, tionary, ReadSpeaker for multi-tasking, ConnectYard Assesments Low
  20. 20. mindtap@cengage.com

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