Memorization Strategies with a Visual-Spatial Learner

Visual-spatial learners do not typically have very good memorization skills.  They tend to learn better by seeing and understanding relationships than memorizing.  I found that quite true in my educational experience.  Memorization took me lots more time than the average bear and it wasn’t until college that I began to…

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Reading Aloud to a Visual Spatial Learner – Improving Listening Skills

As a parent I had envisioned times where my son and I could cuddle together and enjoy books.  From the time my son was small, he would run around and play and interact with other things around him as I attempted to read aloud.  Some kids have the ability to…

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When Formal Schooling and the Imagination Combine

This is why I’ve found it works best to let my Kindergartner do phonics by herself… She will often create little stories and go off on tangents while in the middle of the page.  Today, she decided it would be fun to choose different letters and spell new things.  The…

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A Visual-Spatial Learner at Work

Today I opened one of my son’s logic books to check his work and I was met with some rather challenging pages to grade.  This child is very much a visual-spatial learner and I am having him do the Building Thinking Skills Level 3 Figural from the Critical Thinking Company The…

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Yes! Spelling Success!

Progress!  Measurable and observable progress!  Yes, I’m excited because we are finally using a spelling method that works for my son.  We had tried several different programs, but my son typically continued to misspell words that he was already misspelling.  All of the programs also had him practicing spelling words…

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Thoughts on Visual-Spatial Learners and Language Arts

I’ve stumbled through many language arts resources for my visual-spatial learner.  He learned to read with ease, but had difficulty with phonics and spelling.  He loved to write and would write interesting little stories full of creativity, but there would be no punctuation or capital letters.  Handwriting was a struggle…

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Grammar for Visual-Spatial Learners

Teaching grammar visually to visual-spatial learners can make the learning process a bit easier.  I had been working on a difficult grammatical concept with my visual-spatial learner in our foreign language curriculum recently and he wasn’t really connecting with the concept.  When I pulled out the cuisenaire rods and used…

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Classical Music for Visual Learners

Our Connect the Thoughts music history study led to ooohs and aaahs when they pointed us in the direction of these Youtube videos of Bach’s music.  They not only set my little girl to dancing, but they were a perfect fit for my visual spatial learner. And there are plenty…

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