Discussion of Learning and Teaching Styles. Strategies offered for teaching different styles of learning.
Text of Successful Strategies Slide Share
1. By Pat Hensley [email_address] http://successfulteaching.blogspot.com
MA + 30 in Special Education
Nationally Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist
2006 Mauldin High School Teacher of the Year
2006 Top 10 Teacher of the Year Finalist for Greenville County School District
Serving 2 ndterm on the Board of Directors for The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Teaching experience of 29 years
Criteria for different disabilities may differ in different school districts
Are they necessary?
A student with disabilities is like a car on a major highway
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Informative processes, task analysis
Detailed explanation - modeling
Direct Instruction vs. Independence
Scaffolding use of prior knowledge
Feedback: more than usual
Cognitive Barriers: learning styles vs. teaching styles
Is everyone ready for a test?!
Visual learn better by seeing information
Auditory learn better by hearing information
Tactile Kinesthetic learn better by touching
Interview the student
Teacher made Questionnaire
Many teach the way they learn
Meet the needs of the student by teaching to their style
Purchased vs. teacher-made
Hooked on Phonics
Teach reading through content areas
Use Graphic Organizers
Main idea and details
Compare and contrast
Cause and Effect
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Writing key points or words
Response mode can be done by having instructor write down the response
Instructor use of post-it notes
Highlighters of different colors
Illustrate ideas or stories
Multimedia computers, cameras
Use of tape recorder
Use service learning students at local high school
Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts
Books on tape/CD
Block out extraneous stimuli.
Highlight essential information.
Present a small amount of work.
Repeat Directions aloud after reading them
Response modes can be done orally
Response mode student writes answers down
Students use post it notes
Student is active and in motion
Chew gum while studying
Move around during learning
Take frequent breaks
Teach to the individual and not to the label
Find out learning styles
Teach to the students learning style
Its more important how you get the message across and not how expensive the materials are that you use
Teach through the content areas
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