How do you keep things exciting and engaging in the classroom?
One way to keep kids engaged is to use learning styles in the classroom. Learning styles are a students preferred method for gaining knowledge. Though most students are able to process information through several different methods, usually they gravitate towards one particular learning style. What are the learning styles? I’m so glad you asked!
The most common learning styles are:
The Auditory Learner: Loves music, sounds, chants, and sound effects
The Visual Learner: Loves colors, images, video clips, and pictures
The Kinesthetic Learner: Loves motions, movement, and using hands
The Verbal Learner: Loves rhyming, writing, and working with words
The Logical Learner: Loves patterns, problem-solving, and charting facts
Of course, you don’t have to use learning styles in the classroom, but it’s a great way to get kids involved and engaged in the lesson. As we all know, engaged kids learn more! I drafted up a learning styles worksheet for my own personal use and thought I’d share it with you guys as well! Grab it below!
What About You?
How do you keep your students engaged in the lesson? I’d love to hear about it — leave me a comment below!
More Learning Style Resources
- Using Learning Styles in the Classroom (Look for the Quick Idea Chart)
- Planning Lessons to Capitalize on Learning Styles (PDF)