Insight Therapies, LLC
Feeling - Kinesthetic Learning
Feeling: You learn by your body and sense of touch to manipulate or feel material to learn. Activities you enjoy include; sports and exercise, and other physical activities, pottery, gardening, or carpentry.
Kinesthetic learners learn by feeling, engaging their bodies in activities.
Often kinesthetic learners are frustrated because they feel their prominent way of learning isn't as good because they can't sit and do the work. They try things out, touch, feel, and manipulate objects. Body tension is a good indication of their emotions. They gesture when speaking, are poor listeners, stand very close when speaking or listening. They remember best what has been done, not what they have seen or talked about.
Reinforcements are direct involvement in what they are learning.
Examples are: Write and rewrite to commit to memory, perform tasks and study in short time periods; get up and walk around in between, associate a feeling with information, hands-on activities with objects that can be touched and use the computer for learning reinforcement.
Characteristics of Kinesthetic Learners:
• Move around a lot, prefer not to sit still
• Like to participate in learning
• Like to do things rather than read about them
• Does not read or spell well
• Enjoys problem solving by doing
• Like to try new things
• Are considered hyperactive, coordinated and agile
• Talk with hands or gestures, often found tapping their foot or pencil
• Select clothes according to comfort
• Like to touch objects, touch people they’re talking to
• Take frequent breaks
They need to write down words to determine if they “feel” right.
Find it difficult to pay attention to auditory or visual presentations. Body tension is a good indication of their emotions.
They prefer direct involvement in what they are learning.
Needs to learn using hands-on activities to process learning and their thoughts.
Will focus on the whole picture and often highly intuitive.
Typical Statements you use:
o You Make Me Feel.
o That makes me feel.
o How do you think that makes me feel?
o Have you experienced this feeling before?
o I have a feeling that we are not seeing eye to eye on this subject.