Learning Styles Essay

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Learning Styles “If Children Are Not Learning The Way We Teach, We Need To Teach The Way They Learn” Training Outcomes •Understand and conceptualize learning styles and its relationship to student achievement. •Provide reflective opportunities and information to enhance the development of student teachers to work effectively with diverse learners. •Share dialogue and strategies that under score the importance of building relationships with your students. Expectations For Group Activities The ‘Tater Family No Dictators No Commentators No Agitators No Spectators Ordered Sharing Activity #1 • Ordered sharing is based on your response to a quote • It requires “deep listening.” • Divide into groups. • Participants sit in a circle. • Present the quote (1 minute processing time) • Each person shares thoughts for about 20 seconds. • Select a timekeeper • Select a spokesperson to report out If you can show me how I can cling to that which is real to me, while teaching me a way into the larger society, then I will not only drop all my defenses and my hostility, but I will sing your praises and I will help to make the desert bear fruit. Ralph Ellison, The Invisible Man Part I: Learning Styles Learning style is the way in which each learner begins to concentrate on, process and retain new and difficult information. Dunn Why Is It Important to Know Students Learning Styles? Students process information differently If educators teach exclusively to one style student’s comfort level may be diminished If only taught in one style students may lose mental dexterity to think in different ways. We should address the learning needs of all students We must emphasize the need for teachers to be aware that all children, regardless of their race or ethnicity, have different learning styles. “ Dr. Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Emory University

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