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Physical learning style


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Physical learning style

  1. 1. Physical Learning Style How To Communicate With Student With Different Physical Learning Styles
  2. 2. Some Basic Learning Styles  Visual  Auditory  Kinesthetic:  Movement  Feeling  Olfactory  Gustatory
  3. 3. Visual Learning Style Characteristics  Memorize by visual association  Follow the teacher with t heir eyes  Speak quickly  Good planner/organizer  Appearance oriented in both dress and presentation  Forget to relay verbal messages to others  Good speller  Not usually distracted by noise  Neat & orderly  Prefer demonstrate than speak  Like art more than music  Often know what to say, but can’t think of the right words.  Have trouble remembering verbal instruction
  4. 4. How to deal with Visual Learning Style  Use variety of colors in your presentation (min 2)  Write the key points from your lessons on big paper and hang this in the classroom  Write instruction back on the board  When talking about two ways of doing a task or two ideas, hold up 2 fingers  Teach your learners how to mind map.  When giving instructions, demonstrate what you would like your learners to do so they can see what it is you are asking.  Use diagram and pictures to explain new concepts and idea. Give colors.  Set up displays with relevant books, posters, activities and information
  5. 5.  Encourage learners to use different colors and mediums to write with pens, colored pencils.  Allow your learners to express themselves through different art mediums: paint, draw, or sketch  Make your posters and charts different shapes and sizes.
  6. 6. Auditory Learning Style Characteristics  Speak rhythmically  Talkative, love discussion and go into lengthy discussion  Good at remembering and telling jokes.  Like music more than art  Good at imitating voices  Remember what you said word per word 6 weeks previously  Find writing difficulty and are better at telling  Talk to themselves while working  Can repeat back and mimic tone, pitch, and timbre  Easily distracted by noise  Move their lips and pronounce words as they read  Enjoy reading aloud and listening to stories.  Frequently eloquent speakers.
  7. 7.  Spell better out loud than in written form  Having problems with projects that involve visualization such as jigsaw  Learn by listening and remembering what was discussed.
  8. 8. How to deal with Auditory Learning Style  Give learners who (do not) like background noise a pair of headphones to wear  Give learners opportunities to debate topics. They may like to have debating teams or class councils.  Encourage learners to record information on tape.  Provide opportunities for learners to listen to material recorded on tape or record information onto a tape and listen to it regularly.  Provide opportunities for learners to make up rhymes, chants, and jingle about information they need to learn.  Provide a quiet area in your classroom  Teleconferencing with others is a great way to involve learners in discussion.  Bring in guest speakers who will interest your learners.
  9. 9. Tactile Kinesthetic Learning Style Characteristics  Speak slowly and loudly  Challenged by sitting still  Respond to physical rewards  Touch people to get their attention  Stand close when talking to so  Physically oriented and move a lot  Learning by manipulating objects and doing  Memorize by walking and seeing  Use a finger as a pointer when reading and gesture a lot  Remember geography when they have actually been there  May have messy handwriting  Want to act things out  Like being involved in games
  10. 10. Feeling Kinesthetic Learning Style Characteristics  Dress to comfort  Slouch in their chairs  Prefer to sit or lay on the floor  Quick to notice temperature changes  May like to read or work under the tables as this will give them a feeling of safety and warmth.
  11. 11. How to deal with Kinesthetic Learning Styles  Vary the volume, pitch, tonality, and speed of your voice.  Allow learners to move while they are working or learning  Provide things for learners to hold during discussion and listening times.  Touch a learners when giving instruction or helping them to understand information (safe zone to touch is on upper arm)  Provide cushions for learners to sit and lie on  Encourage learners to do role plays and drama  Provide games and activities to reinforce learning.  Encourage participation in finger rhymes & puppet shows.  Allow learners to lie on the floor or sit under tables when working