To this day, I prefer to sit down and read an article as opposed to listening to a podcast. In many cases they slipped through the cracks, missing out on valuable knowledge and skills because their learning styles weren’t addressed.
It wasn’t until I started my teacher education program that I realized the importance of teaching to different learning styles.
Some students can look at a rubric and understand what is expected, but many need examples.
Sometimes even phrasing requirements differently can help.
If a student gives her peer a 5/5 on the hook, when there is no hook, she either did not understand what a hook is or did not really check her peer’s introduction.
This holds students accountable for understanding the rubric while they still have time to make changes to their essays.
Photos are a dominant aspect of our image-filled world.
Photo essays can include feature text through articles and descriptions, or students can add some captions Another way of helping visual learners is to combine the visual learning style with kinesthetic learning, for example, applying what the student has learnt visually through physical activities and interactions or model building.
Everyone is different—but for many years, students have been asking questions about their learning style.
The concept of learning styles has had a huge impact on education in general.