|Learning Style pages.|
|Right side page flipped over.|
This page is a survey that the kids take to identify what their personal learning style is. The survey is split into three parts (visual, auditory, kinesthetic). They read each statement and mark it with a 0 if the statement does not apply to them, a 1 if the statement sometimes applies to them, and a 2 if the statement strongly applies to them. When they are done with each section the add up their numbers.
|Learning Style survey. As you can see, I am certainly NOT an auditory learner.|
Underneath the survey, the kids tape down a page of learning style suggestions. I like this because they are pretty specific and some of them are really unique ideas (if you are kinesthetic, chew gum while studying).
|Learning Style suggestions|
Page 7 Learning Style Activity
On this page I had them use the suggestions from page 8 to draw some ideas of the best ways for them to learn
|Learning Style activity.|
I think that these pages are especially important because kids need to understand that not everyone processes information the same way. Most of the time kids don't know anything about learning styles and they think that they are "dumb" when in reality they just aren't studying or learning in the right way. A kid that isn't a particularly strong auditory learner might end up thinking that they aren't smart in a history class where the teacher lectures, but as soon as that kid starts to draw pictures and make flashcards they realize that they can do it.
I've had kids complain to me that they aren't doing well in a particular class where the teacher lectures and they tell me that the reason is, "I'm a visual learner, of course I'm not going to be doing well when all she does is talk." This makes me smile because I'm glad that they know this information about themselves. When this happens though, we have to have the conversation about how they can help themselves in this type of an environment instead of just blaming the type of instruction they are receiving. It's always nice to know though that something I did stuck with them :)
Download the pages here:
*I don't take credit for creating ANY of these. I would link to where I got them from but I have no idea where to even look*
Unfortunately, I can't find the file for the learning suggestions so the survey is all I have uploaded. A few commenters though have found some though so scroll down and check out their links!