Learning Styles Are As Unique As Each Child
The burden is often placed on the classroom teachers to adapt their teaching style to the various learning styles of their students. While a rare teacher might be able to accomplish this, most have developed their own way of teaching that works for the majority of the class. If your child’s learning style is different than the style of the teacher, difficulty ensues. At ∑ngenius Learning Centers, we need to learn how each child learns. Understanding this means we can now teach to your child in the most efficient and effective way possible. What this means to you is faster learning for your child in a way that makes learning fun.
Here are a few different learning styles along with their key distinctions:
- use pictures, charts, graphs, etc., for understanding
- like to sit close to the front of the room so they can see the teacher’s expressions and body language
- prefer handouts and maps to aural explanations and directions
- highlight their reading with colored markers.
- participate in class discussions
- read their textbooks aloud when studying
- say things repeatedly silently or out loud to memorize information
- study in quiet places without a lot of distracting noise.
- like to work standing up or pacing
- move around when learning
- want to do it, not read or hear about it
- study in places with activity and noise so they feel comfortable producing the same
These three are just a few of the styles you may be familiar with. To make matters a bit more complicated, it is possible for students to learn best using different study styles for different subjects. For example, one student might be better served by using the visual study style for English but remember better using aural study style for math. The possibilities are endless!