We used the learning channels inventory to help
us determine our individual "learning style". Although we all have
each channel, we have a preference or dominant channel.
Here's a quick overview of the three learning
Visual learners take in information best with their eyes. They love
to watch someone else do something before they try it themselves.
They love color and are typically organized. Visuals often maintain
a neat appearance will use visual language when they talk..."I
see"...."Imagine"..."Look at this."
Auditory learners use their ears to take in information. They love
to listen to others and often like to talk a bit themselves. They
need to talk with others to cement what they are learning and are
easily distracted by noise in the learning environment. Auditory
people use language like, "I hear what you're saying"..."Listen to
These learners need to move their bodies to keep their brains fully
functioning. Most kids in a classroom are highly kinesthetic and
have a hard time sitting and listening for long periods of time. Use
body shots and frequent state changes to keep them alert and to
manage behavior. Kinesthetic people dress with comfort in mind
(loose) and often use language like, "I feel tired"..."Can I try
Quick Strategies for
working with each learning style: