Learning Styles

Discover why teaching to learning style is so important.

Why Learning Styles Matter

Everyone learns differently. What works for one child might not work for another child. When children aren’t taught in the way that they learn best, learning can become frustrating. Rather than developing a passion and love for learning, the child begins to resist school. That’s a situation we all want to avoid. That’s why at Bridgeway we believe in discovering your student’s learning style–visual, auditory, or kinesthetic (what we call watcher, listener, or doer)–early in their educational journey and then using curriculum that teaches to that style. Because when you teach to your child’s learning style more of their brain is engaged, the learning experience is deepened, and learning becomes more enjoyable and fun.

Learn more about each learning style below. If you aren’t sure what type of learner your child is, take the Learning Style Assessment. Then, start personalizing your curriculum!

How do you learn? Experience our different learning styles.

Visual Learner

Visual learners are insightful and sensitive to the needs of others.

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Visual Learner

Most visual learners are global learners. This means that although they understand the solution, they likely struggle or get frustrated with the steps necessary to get there.They also tend to rely on the right hemisphere — the problem-solving part of the brain — and are charged and ready to go when the material is new and interesting, challenging or funny.They will have little motivation when things seem irrelevant or overly-simplistic.

Auditory Learning

Auditory learners are expressive and able to communicate well with others.

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Auditory Learning

Auditory learners tend to retain information more thoroughly when the information is reinforced through sound. They learn best through lectures, discussions, and listening to themselves process information. They tend to be left-hemispheric dominant and are, therefore, verbal, sequential, analytic, and time-oriented. They will have little motivation when new information begins with complex or abstract ideas.

Kinesthetic Learner

Kinesthetic learners are sensitive and very aware of feelings.

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Kinesthetic Learner

Kinesthetic learners are movers and shakers. Kinesthetic learners need their bodies to be in action in order to learn and master skills. Provide opportunities for them to touch, sort, build, take things apart, or simply move while learning. They connect well with learning that involves the emotions, imitation, role-playing, and field trips. They will have little motivation when they cannot see how learning connects to life.

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