Teaching Everyone in Their Way

Just as people come in all shapes, colors and sizes, so do their learning abilities.  There is no “one size fits all” for teaching methods and it is time educational institutions realized that.

For example, when it comes to schooling for kids, the teaching methods can be categorized into 7 groups:

·         Aural (auditory-musical)

·         Logical (Math-oriented)

·         Physical (hands, sense of touch, etc.)

·         Social (people-people!)

·         Solitary (learning alone, self-study)

·         Verbal (word-learning through speech and writing)

·         Visual (learning through pictures, images)

In the classroom, this can be best achieved by seating visual learners up front, and potentially give your aural learners headphones.  Have quizzes for your logical kids and get your physical kids in a group to act out the lesson with your social kids.  The solitary ones can be given their own textbook and the verbal ones can talk it out.  This is just one way that you can help your students learn how to learn but in their own way.