Four Types of Learners

Carol Gary is a homeschool expert who has worked with parent-educators to train them about teaching their children. I had a conversation with Carol Gary about the four styles of learners. As she explained each one, I saw examples in each of my children’s styles of learning.

It’s important to understand these learning styles so that you can tailor your teaching methods to children in a way that they can best understand. When we are able to reach a child in this way, true learning happens. Knowing a child’s learning style can cut down on frustrations for both the teacher and the learner. The idea behind learning styles is that they give us a framework to work from. Children may have one primary learning style, and have secondary styles as well.