First and second grade is the time that most children are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. But many of the same characteristics of visual learners are the same traits that point to an attention deficit. If you are in this situation, be open to all the possibilities for helping them be more successful in the classroom.
A friend of mine just told me about her son’s report card versus his PARCC test scores. He’s in seventh grade and after a slightly bumpy start to seventh grade, he’s adjusted well and the report card reflected that with 4 A’s and 3 B’s. However, his PARCC scores, from tests taken in the spring of sixth grade, were quite dismal in comparison.
Living Life as a Visual Thinker talks about what it REALLY means to be a visual thinker. Understand your strengths and weaknesses. Understand your child. You’ll find out why they’re struggling and what you can do to help. Start with These 5 Episodes
Halloween is a great time for your visual learner’s creative side to shine. Building a costume is the perfect opportunity for them to showcase their out of the box thinking. With a few items from around the house and a couple more from the store, the possibilities are endless for what they can come up with.
Recently, a new Young Rembrandts franchisee told me something awesome about her son’s university… Virginia Tech instituted a rule where all notetaking was to be done by hand. No laptops. No keyboarding of any kind. Just good old paper and pencil. (I assume pens are allowed. Haha.)
The new school year brings with it more structure, busy schedules, a multitude of events and activities, and of course homework, dreaded homework. When the kids go back to school, it means we all go back to school. Like it or not, you need to adjust just about everything you did over summer, for your kids to get what they need for school. It’s all for the best and there’s a big payoff, especially for visual kids and parents.
I, like many others, thought learning was learning and art was there as a benefit—an enrichment. As an artist myself, I had always enjoyed participating in art class alongside my other studies. But, I now realize I had grossly underestimated the power and value of art as it relates to education.