For years now, first as a mom homeschooling my own kids and now as a classroom teacher, I have been told that if I really want our kids to learn well, I/we should teach to their particular learning style. It was fun to go through some of the workshops and figure out what each of our own styles were by taking various surveys like this or this . Although I think it is a great idea to teach a topic in a number of different formats to get the message across, I have often wondered how successful the efforts have been for individual students.
In preparing to teach a unit on the brain in my anatomy classes, I ran across an article that addressed this issue of learning styles. The article intrigued me because the author suggested that learning styles was not much more than a myth. A MYTH! That got my attention. The author is a neuroscientist who has written a book about myths about the brain. Here is the link in wired science to this article. I hope you enjoy the read!