Each child has their own strengths and weaknesses in learning. Thus, it is important to be diverse in our method of teaching and understand how they learn best.
Here are the four primary pathways of information gathered by the senses:
Auditory – Learning through hearing, or more accurately, listening. Auditory learners not only learn through listening but can better understand if they are able to read the material aloud themselves.
Visual – Gathering information through the sense of sight. Visual learners tend to visualize concepts or equations in their minds because it is how they understand best. Charts, graphs, and other visual aids are beneficial to visual learners because they can pick up patterns and images better.
Tactile – The use of hands or sense of touch in general for learning. Tactile learners find meaning through the manipulation of objects which represent certain concepts, such as the use of counting chips in math.
Kinesthetic – Learning through movement. Kinesthetic learners often project what they are thinking such as counting numbers using several different limbs or methods, perhaps mimicking the teacher to better understand what is being taught.
Coach Benjamin Mizrahi. Educator. Learning Specialist. Family Coach. Father. Husband.
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