Differentiated instruction tailors education based on the needs of students. Using multisensory lessons helps teachers cater to many different learning styles in one lesson. In subjects including reading and math, increased levels of achievement have been linked with matching instructional strategies to individual learning styles.
The kinesthetic learning style is often the most neglected learning style in the classroom. In many classrooms, movement is not encouraged and often results in punitive treatment. This can have a negative impact on kinesthetic learners. Experts understand that humans must move in order to learn. This is especially true for kinesthetic learners. For kinesthetic learners, movement is learning.
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