Kinesthetic Learning

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Tactile learners cement lessons into their memory by “hands-on” activities

Recalling their physical moment helps them remember the lessons being given. They most likely enjoy classes that include education through touch, movement, building, or drawing. Tactile learners tend to be more athletically coordinated and have an easier time recalling things that were done instead of what they saw, heard, or read.

Characteristics:

  • Fidgety during lectures
  • Likes science lab/build models
  • Does not have great handwriting
  • Studies with loud music
  • Takes breaks when studying
Tips for tactile learners to learn better

In the classroom

  • Participate in activities that involve touching, building, moving, or drawing
  • Do a lot of hands-on activities like completing art projects, taking walks, or acting out stories
  • It’s OK to tap a pencil, shake your foot, or hold on to something while learning
  • Take lab classes
  • Take field trips or visit museums for a real-life experience

Studying

  • Study with others
  • Use memory games
  • Study in short blocks
  • Use sticky notes to take notes while reading
  • Chew gum, walk around, or rock in a chair while reading or studying
  • Use flashcards and arrange them in groups to show relationships between ideas

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