Learning styles and EAL students

I have been reading about learning styles and thinking about how to better meet the learning needs of my now developing EAL student.

In recent weeks the EAL student in my class has been showing a greater connection with the class and has a greater understanding of what is happening around him.

He loves to move, talk and create. I have noticed his connections seem to come from situations where he is involved, making something and has the expectation to share.

 

Kinesthetic learning: experiential learning, that is, total physical involvement with a learning situation

Tactile learning: “hands-on” learning, such as building models or doing laboratory experiments

Definitions from: The Learning Style Preferences of ESL Students -JOY M. REID.

 

This week we have focused on many tasks that involve cooperating with peers, thinking of ways to solve problems or create and sharing writing. My EAL student has had the opportunity to shine in these activities. He is skilled, helpful, a problem solver and is starting to be an excellent communicator. We will continue to do cooperative activities where students wonder, create and reflect in the coming weeks as we delve deeper into our Energy unit.

 

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