Learning styles are based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory by Dr. Howard Gardner. Learning styles are the way a student learns based on their type of intelligence. It is their preferred way to receive information. Students respond differently to the way information is presented. When teaching a mini-lesson several learning styles should be used to help keep the attention and interest of more students in the class. The following go together:
- Kinesthetic Intelligence – Physical learning style
- Intrapersonal Intelligence – Solitary learning style
- Interpersonal Intelligence – Social learning style
- Logical-Mathematical Intelligence – Logical learning style
- Linguistic Intelligence – Verbal learning style
- Musical Intelligence – Aural learning style
- Spatial Intelligence-Visual learning style
I created a multiple intelligence test that can help people find out their learning style. This is located at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico for free. Finding out which types of learning styles students have can be useful to teachers who are planning a lesson. They are extremely helpful when differentiating instruction. I often go through and try to include as many of the learning styles in my mini-lessons and activity options for work sessions as I can. Learning styles keep my lessons interesting and meaningful to my students.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico/Category/Activity-Templates-and-Rubrics offers many activities that are based on different learning styles.