Learning Modalities
Three basic learning styles: Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Visual
Auditory Learning
The proper use of lecture is to talk with the students about those things they cannot learn on their own. These are students that learn through hearing.
Kinesthetic Learning
Learning through first hand experience is the best possible way for many students to learn as it often allows them to use all of their sensory processes to take in information. In addition, there is not intermediary between them and the experience potentially biasing, filtering, or shading the sensory data. This is to learn by doing.

Visual Learning
the visual cortex of the brain is larger than all of the other sensory cortexes of the brain put together. Students have grown up in a media based culture. The use of visual images needs to be a large part of the teaching practice. This is learning by seeing.

Examples for Auditory Learning
TapesReading AloudOral instructionLecturesUsing Rhythmic SoundsPoems and RhymesWord AssociationGroup DiscussionMusic and LyricsTV
Examples for Kinesthetic Learning
Experimenting or Labs Plays, Acting, or Role PlayGamesProblem-SolvingField TripsWriting NotesMaking ListsProps, Physical ExamplesAssociating Emotions with Concepts
Examples for Visual Learning
Guided ImageryDemonstrationsCopying NotesHighlighting in TextFlash CardsDiagramsPhotosVideoMind Maps TV
General Population percentage of Auditory, Visual, and Kinesthetic learning (What is the percent for each?)
Auditory: 20%Visual: 65%Kinesthetic: 15%
What are the implications of the Learning Modalities for teachers?
Teachers need to be able to teach ina variety of ways. Throughout the week there should be lessons that are geared for auditory, kinesthetic, and Visual Learners