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.
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.
Most people think being creative is about doing art, and while it is very much about art, creativity has applications far beyond the art classroom.
Creativity is a life skill.
While at Northrop Grumman speaking about the nuances of left and right-brain thinking, I saw a friend of mine who is a software engineer. After the presentation, he identified himself as a right-brain, visual-spatial thinker. This friend is also a musician — an excellent guitar player — so I asked how he thought that impacted his abilities as an engineer? He felt his participation in music had helped him develop the patterning, sequencing and innovative abilities that enabled him be so creative.