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Learning Styles/ Personality Types. Florida and the Islands Comprehensive Center. Brain research confirms what experienced teachers have always known:. No two children are alike No two children learn in the identical way

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Learning styles personality types

Learning Styles/ Personality Types

Florida and the Islands Comprehensive Center

Brain research confirms what experienced teachers have always known
Brain research confirms what experienced teachers have always known:

  • No two children are alike

  • No two children learn in the identical way

  • An enriched environment for one student is not necessarily enriched for another

  • In the classroom we should teach children to think for themselves

    Marian Diamond

Why should i care about learning styles
Why should I care about always known: learning styles?

  • The way a child learns affects his/her entire personality and development.

  • Understanding learning styles will help teachers and students to better communicate.

  • Understanding learning styles will help teachers to differentiate instruction.

What is a learning style
What is a learning style? always known:

  • A learning style is…

    • a way to take in and process information

    • a preference that gets stronger the more it is used

    • the way the mind operates

    • the way we learn!

S ensing t hinking learner st
S always known:ensing Thinking Learner(ST)

  • Likes:

    • Immediate responses and feedback

    • Details and sequential order

    • Hands-on activities with a specific, correct answer

    • Clear, concise, step-by-step directions

    • Knowing exact expectations; why something has to be done, and how well it is to be done

    • Drill and practice

I n tuitive t hinking learner nt
I always known:ntuitive Thinking Learner (NT)

  • Likes:

    • Planning and organizing before working

    • Working independently

    • Analyzing and examining pros and cons

    • Arguing and debating

    • Thinking about ideas and how they are related

    • Finding/designing a new way to do something

    • Logical and strategic games

I n tuitive f eeling learner nf
I always known:ntuitive Feeling Learner(NF)

  • Likes:

    • Learning without time constraints

    • Praise for personal ideas and insights

    • Using creativity and imagination

    • Open-ended activities with many possibilities

    • Working on many things at once

    • Self-expression and self-discovery

    • Creative and artistic activities

S ensing f eeling learner sf
S always known:ensing Feeling Learner(SF)

  • Likes:

    • Getting personal attention and praise

    • Sharing feelings and experiences

    • Working in groups/being part of a team

    • Having someone show how to do something

    • Role-playing and personal expression

    • Non-competitive games where no one loses

    • Interpersonal activities; opportunities to learn about himself/herself

What is your learning style
What is your learning style? always known:

Sensing Thinking (ST)

Intuitive Thinking (NT)

Intuitive Feeling (NF)

Sensing Feeling (SF)

Questions: always known:

  • Sensing Thinking (ST): WHAT?

  • Intuitive Thinking (NT): WHY?

  • Intuitive Feeling (NF): WHAT IF?

  • Sensing Feeling (SF): WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ME?

In a nutshell
In A Nutshell… always known:

  • No one learning style is better than another.

  • We all have characteristics of each learning style; some characteristics are just stronger than others.

  • Learning about each style will help us to better understand and communicate with our students.

  • Knowing about each learning style will help teachers to better understand how students learn and how to differentiate instruction.