Presentation on theme: "What Kind of Learner am I?"— Presentation transcript:
1 What Kind of Learner am I? Warrior WednesdayWhat Kind of Learner am I?
2 What Kind of Learner am I? Many students learn differently.One way to be successful is to study using your strengths.There are three basic types of learning styles. The three most common are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. To learn, people depend on their senses to process the information around us. Most people tend to use one of their senses more than the others. Today's lesson will help you determine which of these learning styles you rely on the most.Also, the lesson will give you tips based on your learning style.
3 Keep track of how many a/b/c/answers you selected. When you study for a test, would you rathera) read notes, read headings in a book, and look at diagrams and illustrations.b) have someone ask you questions, or repeat facts silently to yourself.c) write things out on index cards and make models or diagrams.Which of these do you do when you listen to music?a) daydream (see things that go with the music)b) hum alongc) move with the music, tap your foot, etc.
4 When you read for fun, do you prefer a) a travel book with a lot of pictures in itb) a mystery book with a lot of conversation in itc) a book where you answer questions and solve problemsWhen you work at solving a problem do youa) make a list, organize the steps, and check them off as they are doneb) make a few phone calls and talk to friends or expertsc) make a model of the problem or walk through all the steps in your mind
5 To learn how a computer works, would you rather a) watch a movie about itb) listen to someone explain itc) take the computer apart and try to figure it out for yourselfYou have just entered a science museum, what will you do first?a) look around and find a map showing the locations of the various exhibitsb) talk to a museum guide and ask about exhibitsc) go into the first exhibit that looks interesting, and read directions later
6 What kind of restaurant would you rather not go to? a) one with the lights too brightb) one with the music too loudc) one with uncomfortable chairsWould you rather go toa) an art classb) a music classc) an exercise class
7 Which are you most likely to do when you are happy? If you were at a party, what would you be most likely to remember the next day?a) the faces of the people there, but not the namesb) the names but not the facesc) the things you did and said while you were thereWhich are you most likely to do when you are happy?a) grinb) shout with joyc) jump for joy
8 When you see the word "d - o - g", what do you do first? a) think of a picture of a particular dogb) say the word "dog" to yourself silentlyc) sense the feeling of being with a dog (petting it, running with it, etc.)When you tell a story, would you rathera) write itb) tell it out loudc) act it out
9 What is most distracting for you when you are trying to concentrate? a) visual distractionsb) noisesc) other sensations like, hunger, tight shoes, or worryWhat are you most likely to do when you are angry?a) scowlb) shout or "blow up“c) stomp off and slam doors
10 When you aren't sure how to spell a word, which of these are you most likely to do? a) write it out to see if it looks rightb) sound it outc) write it out to see if it feels rightWhich are you most likely to do when standing in a long line at the movies?a) look at posters advertising other moviesb) talk to the person next to youc) tap your foot or move around in some other way
11 Look at the numbersmore A's means Visual more B's means Auditory more C's means Kinesthetic
12 Visual LearnersIf you scored mostly a's you may have a visual learning style. You learn by seeing and looking.To study/learn you need to:Take numerous detailed notesSit in the front (so you can see better)Close your eyes to visualize or remember somethingYou benefit from illustrations and presentations that use colorYou need to be isolated from distraction
13 Study Tips for Visual Learners Write things down because you remember them better that way.Most visual learners study better by themselves.Underline main points in an eye-arresting color – for example, neon highlighters.Write new vocabulary words on colored index cards.When beginning a textbook chapter, read the chapter overview and summary first to get a general idea of the information. Then begin reading.
14 Auditory LearnersIf you scored mostly b's, you may have an auditory learning style. You learn by hearing and listening.To study/learn you need to:Sit where you can hearRead information out loudRemember by verbalizing lessons to yourself
15 Study Tips for Auditory Learners 1. Try studying with a friend so that you can talk out loud and hear the information.2. Recite out loud the things you want to remember.3. Underline main points in an eye-arresting color – for example, neon highlighters.Read underline points out loud.Create musical jingles and mnemonics to aid memorization
16 Kinesthetic LearnersIf you had mostly c's, you may have a kinesthetic learning style. You learn by touching and doing.To study/learn you need to:Need to be active and take frequent breaksNeed to find opportunities to move around without distracting othersTry to create hands-on experiences
17 Study Tips for Kinesthetic Learners When memorizing, pace or walk around while reciting to yourself or looking at a note card.Keep something in your hand that is malleable. Knead or tap to a rhythm as you study.As much as you can, translate what you are learning into something that can be touched. Typing is helpful, as is re-writing your notes.Take frequent study breaks and vary your activities or study in short blocks.