Visual-Spatial Learners

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You've found it in Visual-Spatial Learners: Differentiation Strategies for Creating a Successful Classroom. Visual-spatial learners are students who show advanced abilities with computers, maps, construction toys, and puzzles. These students think outside the box and demonstrate tremendous empathy and compassion. Too often, traditional classroom teaching strategies do not meet the needs of these students. By incorporating visual-spatial strategies to help students learn, you can more effectively reach every ...

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Overview

You've found it in Visual-Spatial Learners: Differentiation Strategies for Creating a Successful Classroom. Visual-spatial learners are students who show advanced abilities with computers, maps, construction toys, and puzzles. These students think outside the box and demonstrate tremendous empathy and compassion. Too often, traditional classroom teaching strategies do not meet the needs of these students. By incorporating visual-spatial strategies to help students learn, you can more effectively reach every student. The techniques outlined within these pages help all learners succeed-regardless of their preferred learning style.

The author provides a number of strategies to help make your classroom a successful learning environment for all learners. These strategies address preparing students to succeed on timed tests; easing the pain of handwriting; teaching spelling using imagery; incorporating mnemonics, rhyme, and other tricks that engage the right-hemisphere of the brain; helping students stay focused and on track; getting-and keeping-students organized; and much more!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593633240
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 409,171
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Learning Styles Differentiation: Auditory-Sequential and Visual-Spatial 1

Chapter 2 Finding the Visual-Spatial Kids in Your Classroom 17

Chapter 3 Are Boys More Visual-Spatial Than Girls? Why Gender Matters in Every Classroom 43

Chapter 4 Reading 49

Chapter 5 Creative Writing 57

Chapter 6 The Art of Handwriting vs. the Act of Keyboarding 71

Chapter 7 Helping Students Ace Their Spelling Tests 77

Chapter 8 Taking Notes in Pictures 87

Chapter 9 Teaching Math Facts 95

Chapter 10 Using Visual-Spatial Strengths to Learn New Material 119

Chapter 11 Organizational Skills 131

Chapter 12 Helping Your Students Stay Focused 139

Chapter 13 The Dreaded Timed Test 151

Chapter 14 Creating a Visual-Spatial Classroom 157

References 167

About the author 170

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