How to Recognize and Engage Students with Different Learning Styles

The following infographic, Teaching Strategies for Different Learning Styles, lists various ways students learn. Learners are described as visual (spatial), aural (auditory/musical), verbal (linguistic), physical (kinesthetic), logical (mathematical), intrapersonal (solitary) and interpersonal (social). Under each type of learner, you’ll find characteristics that allow you to spot that particular type of student, and tips for engaging students who learn in that unique way.

We all know how it critical it is to help students do well in school, graduate and go on to live happy, productive lives. The infographic provides a concise look at different ways teachers can help each of their students flourish. Good teachers realize that students learn in various ways, and they know, of course, that many different teaching methods are out there. The trick to engaging students is to match the student to the teaching method that best helps him or her learn and retain new material.

How can one single educator accommodate a classroom full of students with different learning styles? The teacher can change up his or her teaching methods on various days. Or, even better, the teacher can present all new material in a variety of styles, which helps all students learn better by providing different perspectives on the same material. Using different teaching methods also increases engagement; teaching every lesson in the same way can bore even the students to whom a particular method is aimed.

Read the infographic below to learn more about the various learning styles and how to successfully teach students who learn in different ways.

Graphic created by Graduation Source.

Tiara Johnson