Teaching aids

A teaching aid is a part of equipment that can be used to help the students learn. Examples of teaching aids include the blackboard, a tape recorder, a CD player, computers or a language laboratory. The blackboard is usually the most fundamental teaching aid. And the tape recorder is another easily available teaching aid. It is useful because it gives children a chance to listen to English spoken by different people in different situations.

These teaching aids are useful for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. In which the visual learners learn by seeing, the auditory learners learn by listening, and the kinesthetic learners learn by doing.

Firstly, visual learners tend to learn best through seeing and watching. Pictures, flashcards, porters, concept map, videos and classroom decorations are visual materials that can be used to help students learn.

Secondly, auditory learners tend to learn most effectively through listening. Music, songs, chants and background sounds are just a few of the things that help auditory learners comprehend and retain more info. Auditory learners use activities such as storytelling, classroom discussions, question and answer sessions, memorization drills in the class.

Finally, kinesthetic learners almost always learn better by doing. Projects, labs, note-taking and other activities that allow participation and a hands-on approach are the best bets for kinesthetic learners.

To sum up, different learning styles require different teaching aids to studying.



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