Differentiation Through Learning Styles and Memory
Create a learning environment that addresses the needs and learning styles of every student!
Traditional instruction and "paper and pencil" assessment are no longer sufficient for meeting the needs of our increasingly diverse student populations. Classrooms are packed with students possessing a myriad of educational backgrounds, cultures, abilities, and challenges. How do educators guide each student on his or her own individual path to educational success? Differentiation--by design!
Differentiation Through Learning Styles and Memory provides an essential overview of how the brain processes, stores, and retains information, and how teachers can guide students in accessing this information by utilizing their individual learning styles and strengths. This resource gives educators practical strategies and applications for accessing these "sensory pathways," connecting learned content to the real world.
This comprehensive resource includes:
- Suggestions and examples for creating a learning environment that addresses students' diverse learning needs--physical, social/emotional, and cognitive
- Simple activities for helping students discover the best ways to retrieve information (e.g., mind mapping, debating, role playing, mnemonics, metaphors, rhymes, songs, repetition, and more)
- Practical instructional strategies that address different learning strengths--visual, verbal, and kinesthetic
- Memory profiles of sensory and memory pathways preferred by learners
- Specific designs for differentiation in the classroom--starting with strengths and expanding outward
- The road to academic success begins and ends with differentiation. When students have the tools for understanding their individual memory lanes, they will learn how their brains work best