We had some fun when we headed to the WGN-TV news studios in downtown Chicago. After reviewing my newly launched book, Being-Visual, I was thrilled that WGN invited me to appear on a “Focus on Family” spot, to share tips on helping visual kids do better in the classroom. Originally, the segment was scheduled to be taped live and I must admit, knowing the large audience that WGN reaches, a bit of nervousness settled upon me. However, news about the Chicago teachers strike forced the station to make some changes to their schedule, so we taped our session to be aired at a later date this month on September 25.
That small bit of change did not lessen the fun of being at the studio, meeting Dina Bair and being excited about sharing strategies to make visual kids more successful. Dina is very knowledgeable, a gracious host and generous interviewer. In our show and tell segment, I shared strategies for making tasks visual, using color to engage elementary kids in study, organizing thoughts with sticky notes before writing and using chocolate to teach math concepts.
Tune in to WGN, Focus on Family September 25th, and get tips on how to help your kids at home!