right brain learning
<I am so excited to share my guest spot on Juliet Hahn’s podcast, Your Next Stop. I always love to tell the story of starting my art education business, Young Rembrandts, and my passion for helping the world understand the importance of leveraging the gifts of right-brain thinking.
Not all children learn the same way. Our left-brain dominant kids are comfortable in the world of language. Our right-brain dominant kids thrive in the world of images. For these students, no seeing means no thinking. No thinking means no learning. Visual art training helps them develop the visual skills that are essential to their learning.
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.
Now that you’ve read in depth about what each side of the brain does well and taken the quiz to figure out which side of the brain is driving your child, let me give you a reference guide to help you keep their strengths in mind in your daily lives.
“I’m not smart. I’m not like the other kids. How come I don’t get good grades like they do? …I’m just not smart like they are.” If you have a visual learner, chances are you have heard a version of this once or twice when your child gets home from school. It’s heartbreaking.
In episode 2 of Living Life as a Visual Thinker, I describe the traits and qualities of left and right brain thinkers. Join me as I explain how left and right brain thinking works and the difference between the two.