In this series of blog posts, we will focus on different learning styles and how Hillview Prep adapts teaching methods to the learning style and multiple intelligences.
Visual-spatial learners learn best when they:
• follow visual cues and landmarks
• imagine what something looks like as a memory aid
• look at photos or images on a screen
• look at whole words printed on a page
• use visual recall as a learning strategy
• view their own videos performing a task or activity
• watch Youtube!
• watch someone else perform a task or an activity
Methods @ Hillview Prep
We use Microsoft's Surface tablet with a cloud based app to teach, learn and communicate. The Surface tablet allows for a rich visual media, which is great for visual learners.
Aspergers students typically show strengths in their visual processing skills, with significant weaknesses in their ability to process information via auditory means. Our use of visual methods can help Aspergers students better understand his/her environment.
Some gifted students are also visual learners. They often learn best by comparing and contrasting a piece of literature to a video, or they may be great in geometry. Graphic organizers are a great resource to use with these learners. At Hillview Prep we combine real-life objects and figures with geometry to help the visual-spatial learners to grasp and retain concepts.
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