This is the third and final of three posts about learning styles. If you missed it, you should take a moment a check-out Post One, where I outlined how to take this test as well as what the different categories mean, in very simple terms and Post Two, where I shared my own results. This post answers the question, how will your learning style affect your teaching, and your students’ ability to be successful?
I believe that teachers have an easier time teaching using their own learning style and we must be conscious that it will likely become a teaching style preference. It is my goal to create lessons that appeal to all learning styles creating multiple component or mini-activities to engage the different learning styles. I remember school before I understood my own learning style, how much I struggled to do what seemed to come effortlessly to others. I remember those elementary and middle school teachers that were a nightmare to understand and dreading going to those classes. I remember those teachers that everything clicked the first moment they spoke and those that were somewhere in the middle. In hindsight, I understand that those teachers that were hard taught to a different learning style, those that just clicked taught to my learning style and those in the middle taught to a variety of learning styles. I want to be the last kind of teacher, I plan to set aside my own preferences and teach to all my students, appealing to their own learning styles because after all, they are the ones needing to learn the material, not me. I believe that this will give my students the greatest chance at success.