Tactile-Kinesthetic Learner

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Tactile - Kinesthetic Learners: If the traits fit, then adjust your strategy.

•  Remembers what they DO very well.
•  Remembers best through getting physically involved in whatever is being learned.

•  Enjoys acting out a situation relevant to the study topic.

•  Enjoys making and creating.

•  Enjoys the opportunities to build and physically handle learning materials.

•  Will take notes to keep busy but will not often use them.

•  Enjoys using computers.

•  Physically expresses interest and enthusiasm by getting active and excited.

•  Has trouble staying still or in one place for a long time.

•  Enjoys hands-on activities.

•  Tends to want to fiddle with small objects while listening or working.

•  Tends to want to eat snacks while studying.

Teaching Strategies for the Tactile-Kinesthetic Learner

•  Allow tactile-kinesthetic students to take breaks during lessons and move around.

•  Encourage tactile-kinesthetic students to write down their own notes.

•  Encourage tactile-kinesthetic students to stand or move while reciting information or learning new material.

•  Incorporate multimedia resources (computer,video camera, transparencies, photography camera

    into your teaching.

•  Provide lots of tactile-kinesthetic activities in the class.

Activity Suggestions for the Tactile-Kinesthetic Learner 

Kinesthetic Activities Tactile Activities
Surveys Modelling
Demonstrations Scrapbooks
Dance Colouring books
Products Artistic creations
Body games Dioramas
Rocking and reading Needlework
Make a video show Posters
Field trips Task cards
Dress as characters Electroboards
Role-play/interviews Blackboard/whiteboard activities
Charades Sandpaper/felt letters
Pantomimes Games
Plays Calculators
Projects Puzzles
Walking and reading Collections
Puppet shows Workbooks
Musical performances Sculptures/Collages
Science labs Mobiles
Cut-and-paste tasks Displays