Being a tactile learner has hindered me in a conventional classroom. I always need to be hands on and have been labeled as a disruptive student since grade school. I have had to change the way I learn things to fit what other people think it should be and this has caused my grades to suffer. I really enjoyed high school chemistry because the class was so hands on and I got to use my learning style to the full potential. I enjoy any type of class that allows me to be hands on in my learning. I can learn some things by just watching, for example, if I drive somewhere once I can go back there but if I am riding in the car and not driving I can’t remember how to get there. I can still remember, after twenty years, how to dissect a frog. I learned this in high school biology, but I do not remember anything else I learned in that class because the dissecting was a hands on activity.
In the future, I will make sure to always have something available to write with and paper to write on as this helps me to be hands on without being disruptive to others. I will try to figure a way to incorporate the visual aspect of my learning more in my classroom learning. I could try to make the learning into a mini-movie to myself... [continues]
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