Auditory Learners Auditory learning is a learning style in which a person learns through listening. An auditory learner depends on hearing and speaking as a main way of learning. Learning Strengths: Remember what they hear and say Enjoy class discussions Can remember oral instructions Teaching Strategies: Structure classroom to minimize noise/distractions Repeat key points and summarize lessons Write down key words to avoid confusion due to pronunciation Teaching with Technology: Incorporate multimedia applications utilizing sounds, music, or speech. Have students use sound or voice recorders on the computer.
Visual Learners Visual learning is a teaching and learning style in which ideas, concepts, data, and other information are associated with images and techniques. Learning Strengths: Remember what they see Enjoy visual projects and presentations Can remember diagrams, charts, maps Teaching Strategies: Provide interesting visuals to look at Make sure visual presentations (notes, etc.) are organized Make sure handouts are clearly readable Teaching with Technology: Incorporate multimedia applications utilizing videos, images, or diagrams. Have students take digital images or videos for use on the computer.
Tactile Learners Kinesthetic Learning (also known as Tactile Learning) is a learning style in which learning takes place by the student carrying out a physical activity, rather than listening to a lecture or watching a demonstration. Learning Strengths: Remember what they experience with their hands or bodies (movement) Enjoy using tools or active lessons Can remember procedures after having done them Teaching Strategies: Incorporate creative or out-of-seat activities into lessons Encourage students to take their own notes Incorporate computers into student lessons Teaching with Technology: Incorporate interactive multimedia applications, such as simulations. Have students create their own multimedia presentations.
Verbal-Linguistic Verbal-Linguistic: This intelligence relates to language, spoken and written. Suitable Careers: Author Journalist Lawyer Public Speaker Behaviors: writes/tells stories enjoys word games effective speaker Famous Linguists: Abraham Lincoln, 5th U.S. President Tom Clancy, novelist Ways to improve this intelligence: read...a lot! practice speaking in public write a poem or story
Logical-Mathematical Logical-Mathematical: This intelligence relates to numbers, patterns, and inductive and deductive thinking. Suitable Careers: Accountant Computer Programmer Engineer Scientist Behaviors: often asks questions enjoys number/logic games organizes Famous Logicians: Albert Einstein, physicist and mathematician John Maynard Keynes, economist Ways to improve this intelligence: predict the ending to movies/stories play games involving patterns practice math word problems
Visual-Spatial Visual-Spatial: This intelligence relates to sight and visualization, and internal mental images. Suitable Careers: Illustrator Artist Architect Craftsman Behaviors: draws or builds models enjoys picture puzzles is able to visualize things easily Famous Visualists: Frank Lloyd Wright, architect Gary Larson, cartoonist Ways to improve this intelligence: draw a picture of something from memory illustrate a story build a model of someplace
Bodily-Kinesthetic Bodily-Kinesthetic: This intelligence relates to knowledge and awareness of the body and its movement and abilities. Suitable Careers: Dancer Actor Sculptor Athlete/Coach Behaviors: plays sports enjoys physical games uses hands or body while talking Famous Kinesthetists: Michael Jordan, professional basketball player Alvin Ailey, choreographer Ways to improve this intelligence: take a dance class play a sport exercise
Musical Musical: This intelligence relates to recognizing sound and rhythm patterns. Suitable Careers: Composer Orchestral Performer Singer Music Critic Behaviors: can sing or play an instrument enjoys musical or rhythmic games appreciates classical music and music of other cultures Famous Musicians: Eric Clapton, guitarist John Williams, orchestral composer and director Ways to improve this intelligence: listen for the rhythm of natural sounds practice playing an instrument sing along with the radio
Interpersonal Interpersonal: This intelligence relates to communication and relation to other people. Suitable Careers: Politician Teacher Psychologist Evangelist Behaviors: makes friends easily enjoys interaction games shows leadership Famous Interpersonalists: Sigmund Freud, psychologist John F. Kennedy, U.S. president Ways to improve this intelligence: concentrate on people's body language play role-playing games
Intrapersonal Intrapersonal: This intelligence relates to inner reflection and awareness, and metacognition. Suitable Careers: Counselor Social Worker Religious Leader Behaviors: follows hunches or instincts enjoys individual games expresses confidence in self Famous Intrapersonalists: Mother Teresa, missionary Martin Luther King, Jr., minister and human rights activist Ways to improve this intelligence: start a diary concentrate on your feelings during the day
Naturalist Naturalist: This intelligence relates to recognition of order and patterns in nature, such as in plants and animals. Suitable Careers: Zoologist Conservationist Park Ranger Behaviors: likes animals enjoys outdoor games likes being outside Famous Naturalists: Charles Darwin, biologist Diane Fossey, primate researcher Ways to improve this intelligence: start a collection of bugs or leaves go camping or hiking for a weekend get a pet