An accommodating learning style

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However, shouldn’t research and evidence have priority over business interests when it comes to teaching? There’s a wealth of evidence-based teaching approaches that we are not exploiting.

Using learners' prior knowledge to help them learn new things is one such approach.

They found no relationship between a learner's supposed learning style on the one hand and her actual ability and performance on the other.

Teaching to a learner’s preference does not improve learning.

Chad Boender is a teacher blogger and author of Male Kindergarten Teacher, a blog focused on curriculum-based projects and children's crafts.

However, this common belief persists: if we cater to a learner’s preferred way of receiving information, learning will be improved. The researchers Pashler and colleagues also criticised the research into learning styles.Chad is a member of a very elite group of male kindergarten teachers. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Professional Education and is currently pursuing a degree in Educational Leadership, M. When he's not spending countless hours in his classroom, Chad enjoys spending time with friends and family, spending time at the lake house, and doing all things related to crafting and videography.Chad enjoys using his imagination to create a learning environment that is engaging, interactive, and inspiring for his kindergarten students.Many teachers believe that assessing learning styles and teaching to learners’ preferences will improve learning.But here are four reasons to reject the idea of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles. Neuroscientists say the idea doesn't make any sense Let’s clarify: the idea that some learners are primarily visual, auditory or kinaesthetic, and that learners learn in different ways because of how their brains work is incorrect, even though it originates in valid research.

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