After taking the learning style quiz, it confirmed what I thought , I am a visual learner. After doing the math, it said I was 80% visual and 20% kinesthetic. I would agree definitely that I am a visual learner, but I don't know about 80%. I also enjoy learning by doing, kinesthetic learning. I try to imagine when I was in elementary, no visuals, straight direct instruction, and how difficult it was for me, wondering, 'I am trying but I don't just don't get it', or I wanted the teacher to repeat what she said but was embarrassed to ask. As a second language teacher, I know it is essential to implement visuals for my students to make connections, and use sentence frames to support students with their oral proficiency. Utilizing visuals in my class have made a great difference with retaining and applying information. Moreover, Reading, "The Visual Connection", has made me realize even more the importance of not only using visuals, but how to design them with intention. I think it is important for all teachers to realize that we all learn differently, and we must accommodate or provide a variety of ways to access the content in the way they process the information, and also allow the learners demonstrate what they learned in their learning style.
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