Teaching Tip: Teaching Through Different Modalities

Vary the types of activities you do with your class. By providing variety, you will maintain the interest of your students. Further, students will utilize all of their learning modalities - auditory, visual, and tactile/kinesthetic. Here are some ideas.

Auditory activities:
  • participating in debates
  • listening to oral presentations
  • listening to something read aloud
Visual activities:
  • watching a video
  • interpreting graphs and tables
  • watching a demonstration
Tactile/Kinesthetic activities:
  • constructing a model
  • lab work
  • writing at the board
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