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Are You a Visual or an Auditory Learner? It Doesn't Matter

ONE MENTAL STRATEGY MAY BE MUCH BETTER SUITED THAN ANOTHER TO A PARTICULAR TASK.

You must read this article to understand it, but many people feel reading is not how they learn best. They would rather listen to an explanation or view a diagram. Researchers have formalized those intuitions into theories of learning styles. These theories are influential enough that many states (including New York) require future teachers to know them and to know how they might be used in the classroom.

But there’s no good

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