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Brain Dominance

I like quiet

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I like bright lights

You enjoy silence best when you need to concentrate on something.

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I like it warm

You prefer environments that are warmer.

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You enjoy bright lights or sunshine when you are reading or learning.

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I like learning at a desk You prefer sitting at a desk with a chair when you are learning or working on something. Tenkely 2013


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I like to sit

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I m an early bird

You enjoy sitting and working on something or listening to someone talk.

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I like eating regular meals You like eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner at set times every day. You don’t snack very often. Tenkely 2013

You enjoy mornings. You do your best work and learning in the morning before lunch. Tenkely 2013

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I like to work alone

You like to do things by yourself more than with others.

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I like to keep at it You like to work on something until it is completely finished.

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I like to plan You plan out the things that you are going to do. You do things the way that you plan them out.

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I m not sure

I like lists

You like to make lists, keep calendars and plan out what you will do.

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It takes you a long time to make a decision. After you made the decision you might second guess yourself. Tenkely 2013


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I like to be on time It is important to you to be on time, or early for things. You do not like to be late. Tenkely 2013

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I like knowing the steps You like to know all of the steps to complete a task or project before you start. Tenkely 2013

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I like things just right You want everything you do to be just right. If something has instructions, you follow them exactly. Tenkely 2013

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I like multiple choice I like multiple choice, true/false, short answer assignments.

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I like some sound You like some sound when you are concentrating. The sound could be background noise, music, or others talking quietly.

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I like low lights You prefer lower lights for learning. You like a cozy, darker feel when you are reading or studying.

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I like to be comfortable

I like it cool

You prefer environments that are a little bit cooler. It is hard for you to learn when you feel hot. Tenkely 2013

You like to learn sitting in a comfortable chair, on the floor, your bed at home, or on a couch. Tenkely 2013


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I like to move You like to move around while you learn. You get bored when you are sitting still.

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I like to snack

You enjoy snacking throughout the day. If you could, you would skip a meal and just snack instead. Tenkely 2013

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I m a night owl You enjoy staying up late. You do your best work and have your best ideas after lunch. Tenkely 2013

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I like to work with others You enjoy working with groups and constructing learning with others. You like to bounce ideas off of others. Tenkely 2013


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I m flexible

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I like to experiment

I like to work on a lot of different projects at once. I don’t mind if I’m not finished with one of them before I start another. Tenkely 2013

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I make decisions fast It is easy for you to make quick decisions.

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You enjoy trying things out. You don’t get upset if something doesn’t work, you just try something new. Tenkely 2013

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What time is it?

You go with the flow. You don’t worry about being right on time for things.

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What directions? You don’t like to follow step-by-step directions. You enjoy looking at a finished product and figuring it out on your own. Tenkely 2013

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I remember things I ve seen It is easy for you to remember things that you have seen or done.

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I like projects You like hands on projects where you can build or create something.

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I like to create

You enjoy creating things. You wish that you could create something instead of take a test or quiz. Tenkely 2013


Like me

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Not me

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Learning Profiles: Brain Dominance Instructions: • Give students one card pair at a time (purple and corresponding blue card) ask them to place one card on the “like me” pile and one on the “not me” pile. If they struggle making a decision (for example: ‘I like both,’ or ‘it depends…’) they may put both cards in one pile. • Count up the number of each color in the “like me” pile. Record the totals below.

Student Name___________________________________________________________________

Total number of purple (left brain dominant) cards in the “like me” pile ______________

Total number of blue (right brain dominant) cards in the “like me” pile _______________

Learning Profiles: Brain Dominance Instructions: • Give students one card pair at a time (purple and corresponding blue card) ask them to place one card on the “like me” pile and one on the “not me” pile. If they struggle making a decision (for example: ‘I like both,’ or ‘it depends…’) they may put both cards in one pile. • Count up the number of each color in the “like me” pile. Record the totals below.

Student Name___________________________________________________________________

Total number of purple (left brain dominant) cards in the “like me” pile ______________

Total number of blue (right brain dominant) cards in the “like me” pile _______________


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