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25 Teacher Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
| Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.

Question 1 of 25

What techniques do you use to accommodate different learning styles?

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    What techniques do you use to accommodate different learning styles?

      The interviewer would like to know if you have a valid method for teaching students with varying learning styles. Not all students are suited to take a two-hour long exam. Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners have different strengths and weaknesses. Think about your testing methods. Are your tests multiple choice, essay, or both? Do you have pop quizzes? Are there plenty of projects and research papers for students to have an opportunity to do well?

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have several different ways of accessing my students' progress. At the end of the term, they can choose to do one big assignment that's worth 30% of their grade. This assignment could either be an exam, a research paper, or an alternative project which requires students to write a proposal. This method allows for different types of students to choose a style that they can benefit the most from or enjoy doing the most."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "While earning my Bachelor's Degree in Education, I learned a few interesting techniques when it comes to learning styles. I think a lot of kids are hands-on learners, so I plan to introduce technology to those who learn best that way."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "One thing I have learned, over my years of being a teacher, is that kids learn much better when they have the opportunity to move around and get rid of some of their pent up energy! I have created learning stations in my classroom where students have some 'free time' during the day to explore various stations and remain at the station where they feel they best learn. The stations they each choose also teaches me a great deal about their learning preferences. Some enjoy tactile-based tasks; some like to read - others, to write."