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I accommodate students with different learning styles in my classroom by using different modalities, which include auditory, visual, and tactile components. Each teaching unit is a composite of lecture, written work, large and small group discussion, audiovisual, and laboratory activities. I generally use activities, which involve all of the students one way or another. One other thing that I would add is this. There is some flexibility built into participation. For example, following group work students may do an oral presentation or a written presentation using the blackboard. For homework, they may elect to write out their objectives or cross-reference the objectives with the notes. This is a more efficient approach for those students who learn better by listening than by writing. Some students also benefit from reversing the teacher-student relationship by working in after-school study groups where they act as tutors. Some student mentors come to realize very quickly that teaching is a form of learning.

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This seems like an easy question but I believe that it changes constantly. Good science teaching is based in the methods and best practices that have been developed over the years. Also, as I have progressed I believe that I have become a more artful teacher in that it is not always the best move to follow the script and you have to follow your instincts to where your students take you. You have to be well versed in the best practices but at the same time have the confidence in yourself to allow changes of direction and then use the art of teaching to bring you back to the science that you are teaching. The science is first and the art takes you to where you need to be; they must work together dependent on the circumstances.

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I believe teaching itself is an art form in that teaching is a truly creative process. It eclipses mere instruction or explanation and inspires and enlightens a new generation. This inspiration goes far in developing young people who do dream and achieve. Teaching then is not simply current techniques but the challenging of a generation to achieve more than simply test scores but the creation of a better country and world.

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Mr. Hechinger probably would admit that some of his memorable teachers may have been quite forgettable to others. Schools of education, boards of education and school supervisors must learn that good teaching is a highly subjective matter. As in all such fields, the majority of artists may not be memorable, but they should be highly competent. To reach that goal, we must attract and keep teachers with intelligence, positive personalities and a feeling for others.

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As a teacher for 20 years, I believe that Fred M. Hechinger's Aug. 16 column, ''Teachers Who Are Memorable,'' touched on a theme too often overlooked in education. The memorable teacher is as much an artist as a Beverly Sills or a Willie Mays. The abilities of each transcends the boundaries most of us must face. The instinct for reaching out and transmitting ''something of themselves'' marks the memorable teacher as an asset as valuable as any other great artist.

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My method for accommodating students with different learning styles usually begins with establishing a rapport with the student; this aids in my acquisition of information about their individual strengths and weaknesses. Once I have determined who learns best visually, as opposed to the tactile or kinesthetic I make sure that these components are integrated into several parts of my unit lesson sequence. I teach 90 minute blocks, which is an eternity for 8th grade students to sit, so I make sure I combine lectures with visual, tactile, experiential learning opportunities.