This week’s special guest was Mrs. Jo Freitag of Gifted Resources in Australia and author of Sprite’s Site (blog). We discussed the use of De Bono’s Six Action Shoes Program as applied to gifted programs and in particular to Twice-Exceptional children. A full transcript of the chat may be found here.
#gtchat was joined by Texas teacher, Stacy Hughes, to chat about Visual Spatial Learners. Stacy began her teaching career at the middle school level for gifted in Florida in 1990. She taught for 10 yrs before teaching overseas. In 2009, she began teaching grades 3-5 GT in Texas.
Stacy shared that VSL learners are characterized by mainly thinking in pictures. They must visualize to learn. Some think in snapshots, some in movies. They learn in spurts, and can intuitively take learning a few steps farther. They see patterns and relationships in things. Many chat participants shared their experiences as VSL learners. A full transcript may be found here.
Gifted Development Center: Visual Spatial Learners
Visual Spatial Learners from @HoagieGifted
Eye to Eye: Connecting with Gifted Visual-Spatial Learners (Teaching Strategies) (pdf)
Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner (book) from Linda Silverman
Upside-Down Brilliance (presentation handout) Silverman
Visual-Spatial Learners (book) by Alexandra Golon from Prufrock Press
Are You a Visual-Spatial Learner? From Deborah Mersino
CruSHing TaLL PoPPies: Visual-Spatial Learners: Tapping into Their Creativity and Potential
Serving Visual-Spatial Learners (book) by Steve Coxon from Prufrock Press
Visual-Spatial Learners Page from @cybraryman1
Sensory Awareness Page from @cybraryman1
Visual Literacy Page from @cybraryman1
Is Your Child a Visual-Spatial Learner? From Prufrock Press Blog
Raising Topsy-Turvy Kids: Successfully Parenting Your Visual-Spatial Child (book) Golon/Silverman
“Helping Your Children Build on Their Visual-Spatial Strength in a World of Words” (pdf) from NAGC Parenting for High Potential September 2006