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De Bono’s Action Plans with Special Guest Jo Frietag

Jo Freitag

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.



Gifted Programs Planned Using De Bono’s 6 Action Shoes as a Planning Tool

Sprite’s Blue Formal Shoes

Sprite’s Grey Sneakers 

Sprite’s Brown Brogues 

Sprite’s Orange Gumboots 

Sprite’s Pink Slippers 

Sprite’s Purple Riding Boots 

Building Gifts into Talents: Overview of the DMGT (pdf) 

Sprite’s More Shoes

Sprite’s Plaster Cast

Sprite’s One Size Shoe Cover System

Gifted Resources Blog

Gifted & Creative Services Australia

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page

Feetspeak: 2E Shoes Project 

The Psych-Owl-Ogist

Nest Ed

Dabrowski Dogs

Black Dogs

Memory Elephant

Columbus Cheetah Myth Buster


De Bono Six Action Shoes

Cybraryman’s Socratic Seminar Page

Special Guest: Stacy Hughes Visual Spatial Learners

Stacy Hughes

#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

Upside-Down Brilliance (presentation handout) Silverman

Visual-Spatial Learners (book) by Alexandra Golon from Prufrock Press 


How Homeschooling Saved a Visual Spatial Learner 

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

Serving Visual Spatial Learners Prufrock

Parenting a Visual Spatial Child 

Eclectic Homeschooling: A Visual-Spatial Learner at Work

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

“I Think in Pictures, You Teach in Words: The Gifted Visual Spatial Learner” by Leslie Sword

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 

 “If You Could See the Way I Think A Handbook for Visual-Spatial Kids” 

Posts about VSL on Sprite’s Site

Twice Exceptional: Is It a Gift?

Reading Up on VSL on Sprite’s Site

Visual-Spatial Thinking

Is there a Dimmer Switch for the Memory Elephant? On Sprite’s Site

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