Whether you’re a student in a classroom or a potential business owner, recognizing how you learn can help you obtain knowledge, make important decisions, and grow and develop as a person.
Experts in education agree that there are a variety of different learning styles, although the exact number of styles differs from expert to expert and report to report. We’ve grouped learning styles into three main categories, and included tips on how to create a learning friendly environment when you’re sharing E. EXCEL, making it even easier for people to understand the outstanding opportunities that E. EXCEL offers.
Auditory Learner (learns best by hearing)
· Auditory learners learn best by first hearing information, then discussing it. So be sure you clearly state the information you’re sharing.
· Create opportunities for auditory learners to repeat out loud information you want them to remember.
· Auditory learners do well with recordings that they can listen to over again to reinforce what they’re learning.
Visual Learner (learns best by seeing)
· Visual learners learn well in a quiet place, so plan on meeting with these learners in a location that doesn’t have distractions.
· Most visual learners learn best alone, so meeting with them one-on-one or in small groups is a great idea.
· Visual learners retain information when they write things down, so provide paper and pen when you meet and encourage them to write down things they want to remember or questions they may have.
· Using visuals, such as graphs, pictures, images, and even different colors can help visual learners retain information.
Kinesthetic Learner (hands-on, learns best by doing)
· Kinesthetic learners retain information best when they can move. They may want to stand, or even walk around. Sometimes just a comfortable chair makes a difference.
· Having something in their hands to play with can help these learners focus better.
· Taking frequent breaks allow kinesthetic learners to better concentrate on what they are trying to learn.
Most of us are predominantly one of these types of learners, although many of us also benefit when incorporating aspects of all three learning styles into our education. Take your cues from the people you are sharing E. EXCEL with; watch them and see when they are most comfortable and interested, then adapt your teaching to fit their preferences.