How Learning Styles Translate into Action

school-dramaYou’re a teacher in the classroom and you understand that there are many learning styles. But, what do you actually do about them? How do you translate this idea into action? Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Visual: For visual learners, you should make sure that you have a lot of posters around the room. When you lecture, make sure that there is something to look at for the visual learners, whether this is a Power point presentation, a worksheet in front of each kid or something similar.

Kinesthetic: Get these kids moving. Rather than teaching about a timeline in history class, give them 10 scraps of paper with different events and have them build a timeline. Get them up, out of their stacking chairs, and acting.

Aural: When students have to remember lists, try to set the list to music. Allow kids to create songs as a project and to use musical accompaniment whenever possible.

Spatial: Give students many opportunities to build and plan. They can look at maps, put puzzles together, make their own puzzles, design a city and do other hands-on activities that require spatial abilities.

These are a few of the ways that you can incorporate the 7 learning styles into your daily activities as a teacher.