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Differentiated Instruction


Students learn in many different ways.  Some prefer visual experiences. Others are more auditory learners. And some learners are hands-on But for most students, one of these methods is their preferred method.  Teaching to each student’s learning style is important.  Studies have shown that students perform better on tests if their study habits fit their style of learning.


Visual Learners

  • Are good at spelling but forgets names

  • Needs quiet study time

  • Has to think awhile before understanding a speech or lecture

  • Likes colors & fashion

  • Dreams in color

  • Understands/likes charts

  • Is good with sign language


Learning Techniques for Visual Learners

  • Draw a map of events in history or
    draw scientific process

  • Make outlines of everything 

  • Ask the teacher to diagram

  • Take notes, make lists

  • Watch videos

  • Color code words, research notes

  • Outline reading

  • Use flashcards, highlighters, circle words, underline


Auditory Learners

  • Likes to read to self out loud

  • Likes oral reports

  • Is good at explaining

  • Remembers names

  • Notices sound effects in movies

  • Enjoys music

  • Is good at grammar and foreign language

  • Reads slowly

  • Follows spoken directions well

  • Can't keep quiet for long periods

  • Enjoys acting, being on stage

  • Is good in study group

Learning Techniques for Auditory Learners

  • Using word association to remember facts and lines

  • Recording lectures

  • Watching videos

  • Repeating facts with eyes closed

  • Participating in group discussions

  • Using audiotapes for language practice

  • Taping notes after writing them


Tactile or Hands-on Learners

  • Is good at sports

  • Can't sit still for long

  • Is not great at spelling

  • Does not have great handwriting

  • Likes science lab

  • Studies with loud music on

  • Likes adventure books, movies

  • Likes role playing

  • Takes breaks when studying

  • Builds models

  • Is involved in martial arts, dance

  • Is fidgety during lectures


Learning Techniques for Hands-on Learners

  • Studying in short blocks

  • Taking lab classes

  • Role playing

  • Taking field trips, visiting museums

  • Studying with others

  • Using memory games

  • Using flash cards to memorize


The highly skilled staff at Adirondack Learning Academy will assist in determining your student’s learning style.  Based upon your student’s learning style, a curriculum will be developed which will emphasize your student’s strengths.  Learning is guaranteed with this stress free

approach to education.

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Contact the Admissions Director

Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm EST


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