Learning Styles


Session Description

Students receive and process information in a variety of ways.  Teacher can increase student success by recognizing their students learning styles and use that knowledge to promote individual and team learning.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the sessions participants will know / be able to: 
  1.  Assess my own learning styles, learning attitudes, and learning environment preferences and evaluate how these impact my personal teaching style.
  2. Use the learning styles and preferences of my students to modify instruction.
  3. Develop specific activities that facilitate students in supporting and respecting individual differences in learning styles and intelligences.
  4. Design a learning environment that engages diverse learners.

Warm Up:

Activity 1:

  • Introduce each MI and key details about each one

  • Choice Boards can meet different learning styles

  • Choices could be intentionally made for different content/grade levels

Activity 2:

  • Round Robin

    • Round Robin is an active small group activity which can be used to review in any content area.  Great for: all learning types

  • Two Minute Challenge

    • “As a review activity, give participants 2 minutes to brainstorm on paper as many concepts as they can remember from a previous class session. Have them compare their brainstormed list with the list of one of their peers. Each participant receives one point for every concept recalled that is not on his or her partner’s list. The object is to accumulate as many points as possible by brainstorming a longer and more unique list.”

  • Graffiti Wall

    • In this review activity students will create “graffiti” posters like collages to visually demonstrate their learning. The posters can have images and keywords. They can be done in groups or have students individually contribute to the larger piece of art.

  • Concentration (cards)

    • Played like the classic Memory game to reinforce content information or vocabulary. Can be used for any topic. Make it more difficult by using higher level question stems.

Activity 3: 

  • Helping the Whole Child Learn

    • Flexible seating

    • Alternative seating

    • Music and Movement

    • Collaboration

    • Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Boards/ Personalized Choice Activities

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