Presentation on theme: "Learning Styles Finding the best strategies for YOU."— Presentation transcript:
Learning Styles Finding the best strategies for YOU
How to Decide O You might have one learning style O You might have five learning styles O Write the names of any categories where you checked five or more sentences. These are your learning styles.
What They Mean O Verbal/Linguistic: You have a way with words. When you listen or speak, you learn. O Logical/Mathematical: You approach problems and assignments logically. You like to solve puzzles or figure things out in a methodical way.
O Visual/Spatial: You think in pictures. When you see something, it helps you learn. You might be really good at figuring out maps. O Bodily/Kinesthetic: You are a hands- on learner. You learn best when you can experiment with something or move while you learn. O Musical/Rhythmic: You learn through rhythm and rhymes. Listening to music might help you work.
O Interpersonal: You learn best when you can work with someone else. You like to talk about your assignments and ideas. O Intrapersonal: You learn best when you can work on your own. You like to figure things out for yourself. O Natural: You learn best when you can be outside enjoying nature. You make connections between what you’re doing in school and the natural world around you.
What to Do O Verbal/Linguistic: O LISTEN! You need to make sure you are listening in class because you learn best by hearing. O Answer questions. You also learn by speaking. When you answer a question in class, you will remember the information. O Teach someone. Repeating information in your own words will help you remember it. The best way to learn is to teach.
O Logical/Mathematical: O Make sure your notes are ORGANIZED. Use bullet points. Organizing your notes into sections will help you remember. O Make charts and graphs about class information. Organizing information into sections will help you remember it for the test!
O Visual/Spatial: O Since you learn by seeing, taking notes is a great way for you to learn! Use different colors and symbols in your notes. O Make sure you are LOOKING at the PowerPoint when I am teaching. O Draw pictures of information you learn in class.
O Bodily/Kinesthetic: O You learn with movement, so taking notes is one of the best ways for you to learn. O When you are studying for a test, re-write your notes again. Writing them in full sentences also helps. O At home, come up with small motions that will help you remember information. O When you are studying, take regular breaks to stand up and stretch. O Use a stress ball or Silly Puddy when you are studying. The movement of your hands will help you concentrate.
O Musical/Rhythmic: O Come up with rhymes for information we learn in class. Or put the information to a familiar tune. O When you study, try listening to music. If music with words is too distracting, try instrumental music. Vitamin String Quartet and The Piano Guys cover popular songs. Pandora has a lot of their music.
O Interpersonal: O When you go home, tell your siblings, parents, or friends what you learned in school. When someone asks you, “What did you do today?” don’t just say, “Nothing.” Explain something to them. Teaching is the best way to learn. O Ask if you can have a friend over to study for tests. Quiz each other and ask questions.
O Intrapersonal: O You need to study by yourself! Working with someone else will distract you, not help you. O Take time at the end of the day (e.g. on the bus) to think through what you learned that day. Keep a short journal of things you learned if you want to. O Quiz yourself and set goals for yourself. You are your best teacher!
O Natural: O Study outside. Walk around the block while you quiz yourself for a test. O Try to make connections between things that you learn in school and things that you like to do outside. For example, we learn about metaphors. Use something like, “The blades of grass were little soldiers standing at attention,” to help you remember what a metaphor is.