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How to Pick a Planner Based on Your Learning Style

Your Learning Style

No two people approach life in the same way. Where one person absorbs words like some kind of dictionary/sponge hybrid, another will learn best through illustrations or hands-on experience. Each learning style plays a part in education, and as you get ready for the next school year, here are great planners for each:


For some of us, learning comes best when it happens at our own pace. A solitary learner appreciates self-study and has the drive to discover new insights during quiet reflection. In a hyper-connected world, though, it can be challenging to find time for these personal moments. The Sweet Life Planner helps you schedule these moments with themed personal time stickers, giving you space to recharge.


On the other end of the spectrum lies learning that comes in a group setting, when working together produces much larger breakthroughs than working alone. In his timeless classic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the late Stephen R. Covey labeled this process synergy, where great gains come from approaching relationships with the right preparation and attitude. Our 7 Habits Planner features daily reminders of this wisdom, with activities you can do to better yourself and those around you.


Visual learning involves interacting with visual media: images, pictures, color, diagrams, and spatial organization. Visual learners translate words into pictures in their head, and make mind maps to help remember and connect information. Our RetroPop planner features expanded notes space, so visual learners can write, draw, or doodle as needed as they learn.


With logical thinking, breakthroughs come when you play by the rules. Reasoning and planning take a front seat, with strong habits helping your day-to-day learning process. While this style of learning can suffer from analysis paralysis, our time-tested Original Planner is the perfect interface for turning ideas into tasks and tasks into accomplishments.


Physical, or kinesthetic, learners do best when they roll up their sleeves and go hands-on. If this sort of learning works best for you, you might have a harder time in a digital age where the only connection is a finger on a smooth screen. The physical act of flipping pages, uncapping your pen, and writing in a planner can connect you to your goals and improve your memory of what you’ve learned. And for true kinesthetic learners, our FC Studio planner features captivating patterns and plenty of space for notes and doodles.


The most classic learning method, verbal learning involves words, both spoken and written. Words have great power, especially when you form assertions on who you want to be and what you want to get from life. The 5 Choices Planner includes worksheets to help you form your own assertions and personal mission statements, along with a clean design to let you connect with your goals through writing each day.


If a picture is worth a thousand words, what can describe music? Aural learning plays a huge part in retaining information (just think back to the last time a song got stuck in your head). Adding music, rhythms, and sounds to your study sessions can help solidify your understanding. And for upgrading your plans with music, try our Real Life Planner, which dispenses with the daily schedule column. Rather than setting your schedule down on paper, you can set up musical notifications on your smart phone and use the extra page space for more notes.

Whichever combination of these learning methods works best for you, a FranklinPlanner can help you learn and retain more on the way to achieving your goals.

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