Teaching to Address Different Learning Styles

There are many different types of learners, and when teaching, the more styles you can incorporate, the better.

Four important learning styles are:

  • Auditory (hearing)
  • Visual (seeing)
  • Kinesthetic (moving)
  • Tactile (touching)

The result of teaching to different learning styles? Well…the better the chance you will hit upon all your students’ learning styles, and the students will be more engaged and remember the lesson better.

Note: Some students, classmates, or your child may have sensory processing issues where they are hyper or hyposensitive to certain sensory stimuli. An example of hypersensitivity would be a student having difficulty playing a loud game involving touch–people on the autism spectrum who have hypersensitivity to touch or sound have described it as actually painful. Keep in mind all your students when teaching!