How Can We Help A Kinesthetic Learner Succeed?

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How Can We Help A Kinesthetic Learner Succeed?

Everything You Need To Know About a Kinesthetic Learner: VA” K”

Kinesthetic learning is a common learning style where individuals prefer interactive training methods to effectively understand their roles and responsibilities. They like to actively participate rather than learn from textbooks or experiences that others have had. On-the-job training, building simulations, and performing experiments are kinesthetic learning and tactile learning or physical learning.

Kinesthetic learning

To determine if your child is a kinesthetic learner, you should look out for some of these traits. Although every child is different, these are some of the most common characteristics of a kinesthetic learner:

  • Don’t like to stay still or sit in a particular place for too long
  • Learn skills faster than concepts
  • Gifted with physical activities
  • Lose interest quickly
  • They never get bored of learning because their style of learning involves a lot of activities.
  • Like touching things
  • Explore the environment
  • Chances of being impulsive
  • Tapping their pencil or foot while studying
  • Very expressive talkers

Kinesthetic learning

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It is tough being a kinesthetic learner and going to school because you are required to sit in one place for long periods. Although it may seem normal for a tactile or Kinesthetic learner, it is a near-impossible task.

The main struggle that kinesthetic learners face is that they are not cut out for everyday classroom-style teaching and learning. Adults also have problems sitting at the same pace during long meeting hours.

Kinesthetic learners have problems figuring out their right career paths as well. They would normally choose a career path that requires moving around, such as theatre, music, etc.

Formal education is crucial for all types of learners. Teachers should make sure they introduce a bunch of activities that help kinesthetic learners remain attentive and participate

kinesthetic techniques

There are some benefits in learning through kinesthetic techniques:

Increased information retention:

  • When fun activity, students follow a concept, tend to retain information better.

Better muscle memory:

  • Every concept is followed by a physical activity that helps in retaining muscle memory.

More Participation:

  • People also engage more with instructions and information when they’re reinforced with experimentation and application.

Improved critical thinking and problem solving:

  • kinesthetic learning methods encourage people to discover information themselves through trial and error.

Improves confidence:

  • Allows learners to discover and practice new concepts for as long as they need to understand fully; this helps learners are their competition and help themselves rather than compare their progress with that of other’s

People who are born Kinesthetic learners find it hard to cope. You can do the following to help them feel at par:

For kids:

  • An abacus
  • Modelling clay
  • Number lines
  • Models
  • Sandpaper or carpet (Children can use their fingers to trace letters and draw shapes on textured surfaces to help retain the information.)
  • Drawing materials
  • Puzzles
  • Wooden numbers and letters
  • Globes and maps
  • Blocks and cubes
  • Felt boards
  • Computers
  • A geoboard with rubber bands

For adults:

  • Active furniture at the workplace
  • Working-Walking timer ( take a break at equal intervals of time)
  • Walk around while you work or accept calls
  • Take more fieldwork
  • Use flashcards, presentations, graphs, etc
  • Act out situations to figure out solutions
  • Practice everything
  • Past experiences recollection

You teachers and parents have to make sure that your children are as comfortable as possible. Include all types of learning techniques so that everyone feels included and nobody gets bored 😉

Happy Teaching!!!!

SOURCES:

How to Help Kinesthetic Learners

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/kinesthetic-learning

https://sarahcordiner.com/21-ways-to-engage-the-kinaesthetic-learner-in-your-course/

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