As a teacher, it is important to me that I know the learning style of each of my students. As a homeschooling mom, I know the learning strengths of my children and so are their weaknesses. It makes learning time more productive when you know what your children's learning styles are.
I, myself, is a visual learner. I learn best when there is something for me to see. I'm also a bit of a kinesthetic learner but definitely not an auditory learner. My daughter, Zoe, is more of a visual learner. Although she's capable of learning by just listening to my stories, explanations and lectures she understands concepts best when I show her some visual aids.
I have a student in my English class who doodles more on his notebook than copy what's written on the board. I thought at first that he wasn't learning well because I didn't get his attention but it turned out when I did the review of our lesson that he was understanding well and even more more than the others. I understood that then that he's an auditory learner.
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