I accommodate students with different learning styles in my classroom by using different modalities, which include auditory, visual, and tactile components.Each teaching unit is a composite of lecture, written work, large and small group discussion, audiovisual, and laboratory activities.
Learning to be accomodating
The categories include: inattention/distractibility, organization, following directions, memory or recall, and understanding or comprehension. Indeed students who have math learning problems typically have problems in more than one area.
It is important to remember that those modifications that require student responses (e.g.
using the SLANT strategy) should be systematically taught, and that the effectiveness of the accommodations and modifications should be monitored and changes made as needed.
Learner accommodations and instructional modifications are designed to support students who have learning problems within classroom settings.
However, accommodations and modifications do not replace the need to use effective instructional strategies for students who have learning problems.
Accommodations and modifications include adaptations to the physical arrangement of the classroom, as well as changes to instructional delivery.
Such changes can include modifications to lesson presentation, student responses, and evaluation and assessment techniques.
Some accommodations and instructional modifications are teacher-oriented (e.g.
changes in how the information is presented) and some are focused on changes in how the student engages in and responds to the lesson.
In choosing appropriate accommodations and modifications, it is important to consider the characteristics and needs of the student and how these interact with the proposed lesson format.
Considering all four components- lesson presentation, student response, student evaluation, and lesson content will assure a more complete match between the student's needs and the classroom activities.