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Discussion of Learning and Teaching Styles. Strategies offered for teaching different styles of learning.

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  • 1. By Pat Hensley [email_address]


  • 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


  • Labels
    • Federal funding
    • Criteria for different disabilities may differ in different school districts
    • Are they necessary?
  • General Description
    • A student with disabilities is like a car on a major highway

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  • Structure chunks
  • Connected relevance
  • 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
  • Professional tests


  • Many teach the way they learn
  • Meet the needs of the student by teaching to their style
  • Purchased vs. teacher-made
    • Orton Gillingham
    • Hooked on Phonics
  • Teach reading through content areas


  • Use Graphic Organizers
    • Main idea and details
    • Compare and contrast
    • Sequential order
    • Plot
    • Cause and Effect
    • Drawing Conclusions

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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
  • Illustrated books


  • 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


  • Mnemonic Devices
    • Arithmetic
  • Musical jingles
  • Story telling
  • 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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