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.
These geniuses of their fields weren’t necessarily seen that way in school. But, they took their passions to the next level to revolutionize their industries.
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.
Right brain creative kids and adults are enormously valuable thinkers, with boundless gifts and abilities, but are highly misunderstood, undervalued and often made to feel like we are less than.To increase understanding on who we are as thinkers and students, I’m doing a 6-month series on what it means to be a right brain thinker.
It’s conference time at many of our schools and I want to encourage you to think of them in a new way, especially if you have a visual learner or child with ADD or ADHD. Some teachers adapt their methods for nontraditional learners, but not all can or do. Conference time can be a great time to work together to find ways for your child to thrive.