I use VARK to help my students understand how they learn best. All of them seem to study for tests the same way — but yielding different results. If I can help them understand how they learn best, they can develop study skills that will help them the rest of their lives. Also, if I understand how they learn best, I can tailor my teaching sessions to the needs of the individual student. I know this may sound idealistic, but no one ever taught me how to study when I was in school. Through trial and error, I learned my strengths, weaknesses, and preferences. Once I applied what I had learned about myself, I became a much better student. I want the same for my high school students. I want to do whatever I can to help them achieve success.
August 20, 2014