Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pressonpres
By: Jennie Presson
Teach to Reach All Children
Learning styles affect everyone. It is important to
study the different ways in which students process
and receive information in order to effectively teach
all children. The three most commonly referenced
categories of learning styles are visual, audio and
kinesthetic. This presentation will discuss ways by
which teachers can identify children with specific
learning styles. It will also provide information on
teaching methods best suited to reach children in
each category of learners.
• Learning Styles
• Visual Learners
– Teaching Methods
• Audio Learners
– Teaching Methods
• Kinesthetic Learners
– Teaching Methods
• Classroom Ideas
– Bulletin Board
• Print Resources
• Visual – learn best by seeing
• Auditory – learn best by hearing
• Kinesthetic – learn best by doing
Identifying Visual Learners
• likes to look at books and pictures - stays with a book, not just
manipulating books on and off the shelves
• loves to look at orderly things - demands neat surroundings
• can find what others have lost and remembers where they have
• sees details - how you dress, if your slip is showing, errors in
• can find a page in a book or workbook readily - may have it half
done before the others start
• can't get directions orally (if the child is timid, will copy from
others rather than ask for more directions)
• likes to work puzzles
• probably will be able to make good pictures - at least ones with
• can set the table correctly and remembers where the dishes
belong in the cupboard
• may have a speech problem
• may watch teacher's face intently
• rarely talks in class or responds in as few words as possible
Teaching Methods for Visual
• Include diagrams, mind maps, word webs, visuals,
and other forms of graphic organizers.
• Teach students to use highlighters when going
through their notes.
• Teach students to create flashcards when studying
for tests and learning information.
• Try not to give only oral instructions before requiring
students to complete an assignment.
• Stay away from lecture without accompanying notes
Identifying Auditory Learners
• never stops talking
• tells jokes and tries to be funny
• can win spelling bee if taught "say-spell-say" method
• is a good story teller - they get taller and taller
• has poor handwriting, a history of reversals
• can remember what is said to him and repeat it accurately
• makes a good boss
• likes records, folk dances, rhythmic activities
• has ten excuses for everything
• knows all the words to all the songs
• can memorize easily
• has a poor performance on group intelligence tests
• seems brighter than group tests reveal
• has poor perception of time and space
Teaching Methods for Auditory
• Provide students with oral along with written
instructions for assignments.
• Include whole group discussion in your class.
• Provide students with videos to complement the
• Allow time for students to read out loud or talk
through problems they might be having.
• Provide breaks from silent reading periods. Also,
realize that those who are strong in auditory learning
typically take longer to read a passage.
Identifying Kinesthetic Learners
• move all the time
• touch and feel everything, rubs hands on walls, hallways, door
frames as he moves
• thumps buddies
• can take an item apart and put it back together
• enjoys doing things with his hands
• is well coordinated, good at sports
• frequently uses fists
• may make paper airplanes
• needs to use concrete objects as learning aids
• cannot rote count or sequence material without aids
• has difficulty establishing one-to-one relationships in number
• after age 6.5 is generally classed as an underachiever
• often described as a child who can't keep his hands to himself
• needs to explore his environment more than average for this
• is often considered hyperactive
Teaching Methods for Kinesthetic
• Vary instruction not only from day-to-day but also
within a single class period.
• Provide students with as many opportunities as your
curriculum warrants to complete hands-on work.
• Allow students to role-play to gain further
understanding of key concepts.
• Provide students with the opportunity to work in small
discussion groups as they study materials.
• If possible, plan a field trip that can help reinforce key
• Allow students to stretch partially through the class if
they seem to become restless.
Graphs or actual test results could also be displayed.
Good for use at beginning of school year!
Learning Style Bulletin Board
Have students complete learning style test
Discusses various types of learners; identification and teaching
Website with links to multiple sites on learning styles
Dyslexia website with article on multi-sensory learning
Wonderful site with multi-sensory learning strategies
Online learning style test
• Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for
David H. Rose & Anne Meyer
Useful for teachers. Address’ the use of technology and discusses it’s
ability to meet all learning styles.
• Leap Frog books/system
Useful for students. Meets multi-sensory needs.
• Multi-sensory Environments
Lighting Source , 1999
Useful for teachers, especially those in spec. ed. Aides in creating a
• Multi-sensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills
Suzanne Carreker & Dr. Judith R. Birsh
Wonderful for teachers. Offers strategies and techniques along with
sound information on the concept and effectiveness of multi-sensory
• Rowles. (date unknown) Retrieved October 4, 2007 from
University of Victoria UVic Faculties & Programs
• Kelley, M. (2007) Learning Styles Retrieved October 7, 2007 from
• Birsch, Judith R. Phd, Carreker, Suzanne (2005) Multi-sensory
Teaching of Basic Language Skills. Paul Brookes Publishing
Teaching is a profession that has come a long
way in over the years. We now understand that
classrooms and methods are not one size fits all. It is
important that we teach to reach all students.
Teachers must incorporate multiple techniques while
teaching all lessons and standards. Creating a
classroom using multi-sensory teaching techniques
will address the needs of all learners. Computers are
a wonderful tool because they meet the needs of
audio, visual and kinesthetic learners.