Saturday, August 29, 2009

Starting the School Year off Right - Part #5

Know yourself!

We have found it very useful for students to have an understanding of how they best learn information. There are three main types of learning styles: visual, auditory and kinestetic. Visual learners learn best by seeing. Visual learners may need to draw pictures to help them remember data. Auditory learners learn best by hearing. Auditory learners may need to repeat information aloud when studying to help them retain data. Kinestetic learners learn best by doing. A kinestetic learner many need to write out information to help them remember. Many of us are also combo learners – we learn best by using a combination of the three styles. When we know how we best learn, then we can devise techniques (drawing pictures, reciting information out loud or writing things down) to help us remember data. Some of our auditory learners have found it helpful to create songs to help them remember grammar rules, math facts or historical events. There is no right or wrong way to learn, there is no one best way, the best way is the one that works best for you.

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