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How the 12 Learning Modalities Influence Teaching

How the 12 Learning Modalities Influence Teaching

Harper Learning Academy's goal is to empower, transform, and give students a sense of purpose in the global society. The best way to do that is to understand specific learning modalities, or learning styles. It is important to educate parents about these modalities to help remove disempowering labels from their children.

We consider the child's learning modality as a superpower they possess. We also recognize the importance of individualized education and tailor our teaching and learning to each child's specific learning style.

Students learn best when they are taught using their preferred learning style.

We recognize that there are many types of learners. We work to ensure that each child's preferred learning style is accommodated. By recognizing and addressing each child's individual learning needs, we create a more effective and rewarding learning experience for every student.

How Harper Learning Academy Applies Learning Modalities

One way we accomplish this at Harper Learning Academy is through Problem-Based and Project Based Learning. Both approaches can incorporate multiple learning modalities.

Project-Based Learning involves students working on a project over an extended period of time. Students investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. In contrast, Problem-Based Learning involves students solving a specific problem or real-world scenario.

Both approaches encourage students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. This allows them to apply what they learn to real-world situations.

These approaches also allow for a variety of learning modalities. Depending on the project or problem they are working on, students may engage in many types of learning styles. For example, hands-on activities, research, group discussions, presentations, and other techniques. PBL and PrBL can create a more inclusive and engaging learning experience for all students, regardless of their preferred learning style.


Learning Styles Explained

For parents of children with learning differences, it is important to understand the different learning styles. They can provide key information that can help their child succeed in the classroom. There are 12 different learning styles that educators often consider when designing teaching and learning strategies:

  1. Visual: learning through seeing, such as through images, videos, graphs, or written text.

  2. Auditory: learning through hearing, such as through lectures, discussions, or audio recordings.

  3. Kinesthetic: learning through physical experiences, such as hands-on activities, simulations, or role-playing

  4. Verbal: learning through speaking or writing.

  5. Logical: learning through reasoning and critical thinking.

  6. Social: learning through interaction with others, such as through group discussions, teamwork, or collaborative problem solving

  7. Solitary: learning through solitary activities, such as reading, writing, or working independently.

  8. Musical: learning through music and rhythm.

  9. Interpersonal: learning through personal relationships and emotional connections.

  10. Intrapersonal: learning through self-reflection and introspection.

  11. Naturalistic: learning through observation and interaction with the natural world.

  12. Existential: learning through exploration of abstract concepts and philosophical questions.


The most common learning styles are often considered to be visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. The VARK model is a popular tool used by educators to help identify students' preferred learning styles. VARK stands for visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic.

By using models like VARK, we can create a more personalized and effective learning experience. This enhances our ability to design teaching strategies that cater to students' preferred learning style.

For example:


  • Visual learners, for example, learn best through the use of diagrams, charts, and other visual aids. At Harper Learning Academy, we utilize visual learning methods such as whiteboards, videos, and interactive online modules to accommodate visual learners.

  • Auditory learners, on the other hand, prefer to learn through verbal instruction and discussion. We provide opportunities for these learners to engage in class discussions. We also provide group projects that allow for verbal communication and collaboration.

  • Kinesthetic learners, as previously mentioned, learn best through hands-on experiences and physical activity. We cater to these learners by incorporating physical activity into our teaching methods. We utilize games and activities that require movement and interaction.

Understanding these different learning styles can help parents and educators identify the best strategies and techniques for their child. By catering to their child's preferred learning style, parents can create a more engaging and successful learning experience for their child. For example, a child with dyslexia may benefit from visual aids like videos and diagrams. While a child with ADHD may benefit from hands-on activities and movement.

By recognizing each child's specific learning style we are able to gain insight into how they learn best. We are then able to provide an individualized learning experience that caters to their unique needs. This approach has been shown to be highly effective. Students who receive individualized learning styles often perform better than those who are taught using a one-size-fits-all approach.

We believe that the key to a successful education is recognizing and catering to each child's individual learning style. Our commitment to individualized learning styles has helped many children thrive and succeed academically.

We Consider Learning Styles Like A Superpower

A child's learning style is like a superpower because it gives them a unique way of processing and understanding information. A superhero has a special ability that sets them apart from others. In the same way, a child's learning style sets them apart from their peers. These special abilities enhance how they approach and absorb new information.

When a child's learning style is understood, it can give them a significant advantage in the classroom and in life. It allows them to process information more efficiently, retain knowledge better, and apply it more effectively. By recognizing and harnessing their learning style, a child can unleash their full potential. Achieving success is now possible in ways that may not have been possible otherwise.

Our Teachers Adapt To Different Learning Styles

Our teachers are highly trained and experienced in identifying and catering to each child's individual learning style. They have a deep understanding of the different types of learners and their preferred learning styles. They utilize this knowledge to create an inclusive learning environment that caters to all students.


Our teachers use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles. This includes visual aids, hands-on activities, and verbal instruction. They also provide opportunities for group work and small group discussions to facilitate collaboration and accommodate students who prefer social interaction.


Our teachers create a more engaging and interactive learning experience for students. When students feel that their learning style is being accommodated, they are more likely to be actively engaged. The learning process becomes fun and they feel more motivated to learn.


In addition, having teachers who are trained to adapt to different learning styles can help to improve academic outcomes for students. When teachers are able to cater to each child's individual learning needs, students are more likely to understand and retain information. This can lead to improved academic performance and a greater sense of confidence and achievement in the classroom.


Harper Learning Academy is committed to providing our students with a high-quality education that caters to their individual learning needs. Our smaller class sizes allow for more individualized attention from teachers and a more personalized learning experience for each student. We also place a strong emphasis on ensuring that each child reaches their full potential.



In conclusion, recognizing the different types of learners and their preferred learning styles is crucial for effective teaching and learning. We recognize the importance of individualized education and tailor our teaching and learning to each child's specific learning style. By doing so, we create a more effective and rewarding learning experience for every student. Our goal is to empower, transform, and give students a sense of purpose in the global society.

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