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Discussion of Learning and Teaching Styles. Strategies offered for teaching different styles of learning.

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  1. 1. By Pat Hensley [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>MA + 30 in Special Education </li></ul><ul><li>Nationally Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>2006 Mauldin High School Teacher of the Year </li></ul><ul><li>2006 Top 10 Teacher of the Year Finalist for Greenville County School District </li></ul><ul><li>Serving 2 nd term on the Board of Directors for The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching experience of 29 years </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Labels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criteria for different disabilities may differ in different school districts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are they necessary? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>General Description </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A student with disabilities is like a car on a major highway </li></ul></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>Structure – chunks </li></ul><ul><li>Connected – relevance </li></ul><ul><li>Informative – processes, task analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed explanation - modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Instruction vs. Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffolding – use of prior knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback: more than usual </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive Barriers: learning styles vs. teaching styles </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Is everyone ready for a test?! </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Visual – learn better by seeing information </li></ul><ul><li>Auditory – learn better by hearing information </li></ul><ul><li>Tactile – Kinesthetic – learn better by touching </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Interview the student </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher made Questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>Professional tests </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Many teach the way they learn </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the needs of the student by teaching to their style </li></ul><ul><li>Purchased vs. teacher-made </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Orton Gillingham </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hooked on Phonics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teach reading through content areas </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Use Graphic Organizers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main idea and details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare and contrast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sequential order </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cause and Effect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drawing Conclusions </li></ul></ul>
  10. 18. <ul><li>Writing key points or words </li></ul><ul><li>Response mode can be done by having instructor write down the response </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor use of post-it notes </li></ul><ul><li>Highlighters of different colors </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrate ideas or stories </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia – computers, cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrated books </li></ul>
  11. 19. <ul><li>Use of tape recorder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use service learning students at local high school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Books on tape/CD </li></ul><ul><li>Block out extraneous stimuli. </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight essential information. </li></ul><ul><li>Present a small amount of work. </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat Directions aloud after reading them </li></ul>
  12. 20. <ul><li>Mnemonic Devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ROYGBIV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arithmetic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Musical jingles </li></ul><ul><li>Story telling </li></ul><ul><li>Response modes can be done orally </li></ul>
  13. 21. <ul><li>Response mode – student writes answers down </li></ul><ul><li>Students use post it notes </li></ul><ul><li>Student is active and in motion </li></ul><ul><li>Chew gum while studying </li></ul><ul><li>Move around during learning </li></ul><ul><li>Take frequent breaks </li></ul>
  14. 22. <ul><li>Teach to the individual and not to the label </li></ul><ul><li>Find out learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Teach to the student’s learning style </li></ul><ul><li>It’s more important how you get the message across and not how expensive the materials are that you use </li></ul><ul><li>Teach through the content areas </li></ul>
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