Presentation on theme: "i-Plan to Use My Learning Style"— Presentation transcript:
1 i-Plan to Use My Learning Style PURPOSE:To understand and use personal learning styles to make learning easier and memory long term
2 i-Plan to Use My Learning Style While all the senses are used for learning, everyone has a dominant learning style or preference for gaining information.Learning is easier if the student can access his or her dominant style.Since this is not always possible, it is beneficial to develop non-dominant styles.Self-explanatory
3 i-Plan to Use My Learning Style The Learning Style Inventory willhelp you determine:1) how you learn best2) the best study time for you.
4 i-Plan to Use My Learning Style Find out if you should studyin the am or the pmFind out if you learn best by:Doing - a tactile or kinesthetic learnerSeeing - a visual learnerHearing- an auditory learnerHave students access the Learning Style Inventory. Read directions and provide time for them to complete it. When finished, students should complete the sheet which addresses their style and keep the other two to reference when working toward developing non-dominant traits.Stress that knowing their Learning Style is only good if they use that information to affect their learning.
5 i-Plan to Use My Learning Style A Visual Learner;Thinks in picturesRemembers events as illustrationsLearns from using maps, charts, graphs, photos,and drawingsUnderstands better after seeing a video or role playLearns from note taking“Think Visual for Residual”Self-explanatoryCheck for understanding of “Think Visual for Residual”.
6 i-Plan to Use My Learning Style A Visual Learner Should:Take notes with added pictures, etc.OutlineCreate organizers, maps, charts, drawings, illustrations as they listenUse graphic organizersSit up front to avoid distractionsAdd personal symbols to your notes
7 i-Plan to Use My Learning Style Auditory Learners:Learn from discussionsLike when people talk with themLike lecturesListen to the radioTalk though the informationListen well to viewpoints of others
8 i-Plan to Use My Learning Style Auditory Learners should:Read text aloud (if not in class, then at home)Record and listen to their notes while studyingParticipate in group discussionsHold informal interviewsLook for paired learning situations; discuss information with a “study buddy” (someone you can talk to, but stay on task)
9 i-Plan to Use My Learning Style Kinesthetic Learners:Like hands-on experiencesDo well in lab classesLike projectsLearn from field tripsLearn from project-based activitiesLearn from exploratory activities
10 i-Plan to Use My Learning Style Kinesthetic Learners Should:Move around whenever possible (ex. walk around while studying flashcards)Cut out representations of conceptsParticipate in projects whenever possiblePut learning to the beat of music whenever possibleAct out a situationPlace note cards around the room and study concepts at each separate location
11 i-Plan to Use My Learning Style Train both sides of your brain:Left side = logical Right side = creativeExamples:Alternate the ear you use to answer phone or the hand you use to brush your teethIf you are not a visual learner, watch the Nova or Discovery Channel to strengthen that traitHave students fold their hands and cross their thumbs. The thumb on top will be their dominant side of the brain.We only use 2-3% of our brain - look at what’s left to develop!Discuss ways to train the non-dominant side of your brain. Crossword puzzles, jeopardy, chess all have been proven to raise your I.Q. Brain training activities (learn an instrument, use your non-dominant hand) have also proved to help prevent or slow Alzheimer’s disease. This research has created a new market for handheld electronic puzzles.
12 i-Plan to Use My Learning Style I will study “smart”.I will use my personal learning style to my advantage in studying.I will use my prime time for learning to my advantage in studying.I will look for ways to develop the non-dominant side of the brain.Summarize
13 i-Plan to Use My Learning Style RAM PRIDE- LIVE IT!!!!!!Have them chant: you say “RAM PRIDE”, they respond- “LIVE IT!”