Learning styles

I went to a free parenting/teaching workshop last night that talked about how everyone, but particularly kids, learn. Very interesting. The info is from educator Cynthia Tobias.

These are the three learning styles:

1. Visual (lots of color, images, etc.)

2. Auditory (need to talk)

3. Kinesthetic (need to move)

Most schools are geared toward the visual. So, as you might guess, the second and third type of learners have a lot of problems in school and get into trouble for either talking too much or being too active. These kids would probably do better being homeschooled (if their parent is not stuck in the there-is-only-one-way-to-learn matrix).

At a little over 3.5, it’s hard to tell which style my #1 son prefers, but the workshop reminded me to start paying attention now. I also thought about how I learn best. I am a visual learner. I also like the lighting a little on the dim side, need a drink/snack and to be generally nestled while reading/studying.

What is your learning style? What type of environment helps you learn best?


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