When researching about education, one often finds a great deal of literature and information about learning styles. Educators spend countless hours studying their students in order to find out how they learn best. All students have needs when it comes to how they learn and educators must be able to meet those needs in order to promote successful learning in their classrooms. This (paper/article) will focus on teaching strategies and how to vary them so that each learning style preference is addressed, therefore increasing the level of achievement of each student and making learning a successful outcome in the classroom.
“Just as students have different personalities, they also have different ways of learing (Slavin, 107).” Learning styles are another important factor to incorporate when implementing the best learning environment. Learning styles are defined as an individual's mode of gaining knowledge. The most common learning styles addressed are auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Auditory leaners understand information through hearing. Visual learners need more visual aids in the learning process, such as diagrams, webs, or pictures. Kinesthetic learners learn better by using manipulatives or by being physically involved in the learning process. Learning styles is a piece of the “backbone” of differentiated learning. Both are used to individualize instruction to help students achieve the most success.
Hi Sheehan, being a student it is always hard to do as we think for all our classes. My major is computer science as well and I remember when I took programming class it was too much for me. We often get frustrated and stressed out about our homework, test and exam, but eventually we have to do them and we do it too. I kind of feel its happen due to not having enough time because almost all the college students work at the same time. It happens to me all the time, I don’t want to procrastinate things but I end up doing the same thing over and over. I like the way you believe in yourself as an optimistic person which is equally important to deal with stressful situation. I also agree and believe that having growth mindset is not only learning
During my school year in BYU-Hawaii, I had 3 semesters every year. Each year, 3 semesters would arrange differently that helped me with different situations. It was tiring at my first year at BYU-Hawaii, but I think the short gap created better knowledge and memory of the knowledge from past semester. For example, I studied Education 312 which is a class introduce and teach us how to write lesson plan in one semester, and I took two other education major for my next semester. Those two education classes required the knowledge of making lesson plan. Because the gap between first and second semester is very close, I can easily recall what I have learned in EDU 312 class in order to make lesson plan for my other two education classes.
In conclusion it is inevitable that learners bring to the classroom a great diversity of learning styles. So as for a teacher it is difficult to please all styles simultaneously, but if you vary the
Teachers are champions of learning. They work endlessly to push students to succeed and grow. They teach them to be better readers, writers, mathematicians, scientist, historians and artists. Teachers are constantly evaluating what they can do to help their students learn and to achieve personal goals, life goals, and become productive members of society. However, not all learners have the same learning style and not all teachers have the same teaching methods. Learning styles are the result of a learners preferred ways of learning and taking into consideration the learning environment (Lisko & O’Dell, 2010). It is important for students to know and understand their own learning
The idea that everyone 'learns differently' has become a kind of truism amongst the educational community. This concept seems to intuitively 'jive' with what most teachers and students experience on an intuitive level when interacting in the classroom. Some students are kinesthetic learners. They fidget in their seats and have trouble listening to a lecture, but they come to life in gym class and when doing hands-on activities such as science laboratories or putting things together in shop class. Other students are visual learners. They enjoy art and seem to understand things best in the form of pictures and diagrams.
During the course of this class, I have learned a lot about myself and what I need to do to succeed. In my life, I have encountered a few situations that have hindered my success in college, even before I started. After high school I moved quickly to the Houston area to help my mother with my youngest sister. That held back my college start by a few years. Then, I met my future husband, and moved to another state. When we came back home, I went to work to support him with his school. Once he finished, I was finally able to start my college path.
This semester was one of the hardest semesters in my life. One of the reasons for it being the hardest semester is because it was my first year doing precalculus. I had to know background knowledge on precalculus so I wasn’t prepared for the hard topics. In addition to precalculus, I had my first college level, classes. I have never done college classes before and I thought that they would be the same as regular classes but I would just have a small amount of extra homework to do. I ended up figuring out that there was a lot of reading involved and I hate reading. This year I have really improved in these 3 habits of mind. First one was “Striving for Accuracy”, Second was “Questioning and Problem Posing”, And lastly was “Thinking Flexibly”.
For some reason I thought that not being a student would give me some special insight on the cool stuff teachers did that the students did not know about. However, my perspective has changed and showed more that the kids get most of the special stuff themselves and teachers really don’t have a lot of down time when they are at school. I rediscovered what it was like to be in the presence of 9th grade kids again. I know I need to get better with patience, but I think that over the course of the semester I got better with becoming more patient with kids. I enjoyed spending time with different kinds of students and learning some of their stories.
Some individuals learn best with hands on experience, while other individuals learn best by working alone. Teaching style in classrooms has not changed for hundreds of years. A teacher stands in front of at least 30 students who have different dreams,different strengths, different needs, yet the same subject is taught the same way to all of them. Students are placed in special groups and are pushed to compete for an A, a letter that determines whether a student will proceed in his or hers education. Creating or manipulating class teaching styles to match most students learning style can overall help them learn more. Because most students are very different, thus, their learning style would be different as well. So, changing classes and making them more personalized is a much better way to teach students.
Throughout this semester, I have learned about many different topics, but there are three subjects that have stuck out to me the most, and which are helping me improve my college skills. Those topics are VARK learning styles and studying, time management, and note taking. Each of these topics has helped me by allowing me to learn more about myself. I have also challenged myself by trying different learning techniques to improve my college skills.
In the classroom there are going to be several different learning styles such as visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile. You need to be able to accommodate all of these styles. To do so you can incorporate all the different styles in your lesson throughout the class. For example, for a math problem you could explain how to do the problem out loud, you can then write out the problem and solve it on the board, then you could allow the students to try a similar problem. You have to try to attend to all the students’ styles as best your can so that all students can be successful.