Determining our tendencies

To determine what our tendencies are, we need to analyze the way in which we teach from the representational systems’ point of view. If we once again make a list of the activities we use in the classroom the most, and we classify them according to the representational system(s), are they equally distributed? Or do we tend to use one system more than others?

As a general rule, in any group of students we can find all kinds of learning styles. If our teaching style matches our students’ style, their learning will be far easier.


Observing our students’ behavior can give us plenty of information about their preferred way of learning. The way we think about and process information is reflected in our behavior. In the table for representational systems and behavior, we get some general advice about the type of behavior usually associated with the different representational systems.