(A Review of Timothy Gangwer’s Whole Brain Visual Thinking)
You can bet that this translates to 65% of your students being visual learners. This is a method of education that is generally overlooked. It is unfortunate, especially when the mind processes visual information 60,000 times faster than text.
Timothy Gangwer’s definition of Whole Brain Visual Thinking, has three aspects to it.
Mr. Gangwer is co-founder of Visual Teaching Alliance, bringing unique instructional approaches, “out-of-the-box” classroom strategies and up-to-date technology to the field of education. His organization has equipped over 280,000 teachers nationally and internationally.
Socratic Teaching simply involves continuous dialogue between the teacher (mentor) and students. “The days of “I talk and you listen” in a classroom are gone!”
According to Mr. Gangwer, a Socratic teacher puts students “in a position to discover the truth and not have it delivered into their hands.”
Rather than teaching students WHAT to think, as in conventional classrooms, Mr. Gangwer talks about the importance of teaching students HOW to think. You can do this by teaching critical thinking skills and using visual references in abstract thinking. When you do this, several things happen:
In other words, they can connect one hemisphere of the brain to the other. But how can we facilitate this connection?
The complete course has a more in depth look at all these methods and strategies for whole brain learning. Not only will you receive all this information, you’ll also get all the literary and technological resources he mentions in this edifying presentation.
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