At our house, the first subject, of the first day of distance learning, was math and like students everywhere, our student wasn’t doing algebra over the summer, so he was a bit rusty. As you start the school year, notice what subjects or things your student might need to brush up on. Don’t panic.
School has definitely changed these last couple weeks. The good news is that our right brain thinkers may have a new opportunity to show what awesome learners they really are! Adapt these tips for relieving the overwhelm of homework to help your right brain thinker both stay on task and learn to love this new school set up.
I have good news and bad news. Let’s do bad news first to get it over with. School favors the left brain kids. The skills you need to do well at school are in the left side of the brain. Listening, organizing, memorizing, writing. The good news is us right brain thinkers have a left side too.
Our visual learners are smart. They can do the work school requires, but as visual learners in a left-brain education system many of them are under performing. They would benefit from strategies to develop organizational skills and promote academic self-management.
Right brain, visual-spatial individuals are conceptual, non-linear thinkers and they often miss details, struggle with memorization and prefer images over words. We need to help our visual kids adapt school to their own learning style to improve academic outcomes. Here are 12 simple ways to adapt learning for your visual child: