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Setting Up Workspaces


What type of learner are you and/or your child?

Characteristics of Each Type of Learner

3 columns with information about characteristics of each type of learner

Below are the tips presented by Katie Azevedo from in the videos about setting up workspaces. All of these tips may not be possible for you to follow, but do what you can. 😊  

When setting up a workspace for AUDITORY LEARNERS:

  • Set up your study space away from distractions

  • Have a good set of (noise cancelling) headphones

  • Keep your study space clutter-free

  • Keep paper within easy reach (good for writing summaries after reading short amounts)

  • Have extra seating to accommodate other people (so you can explain to somebody else what you are learning)

When setting up a workspace for VISUAL LEARNERS:

  • Have a large workspace/surface area

  • Use a whiteboard to map out ideas

  • Keep various types of paper nearby

  • Use colored writing tools (highlighters, pens, etc.)

  • Use environmental colors strategically

  • Keep out only the materials you need

  • Position your work or study space near a window

  • Clear off your workspace after each work session

  • If you must listen to music, avoid music with lyrics

When setting up a workspace for KINESTHETIC LEARNERS:

  • Keep a clock or timer on your desk (not your phone!!)

  • Keep your materials portable

  • Set up your space with room to move

  • Have an option to stand at your screen

  • Use a white board

  • Use the right chair for your body (preferably something that allows you to move like a swivel chair)