Do boys think “visualising is silly”?

I am an expert in teaching people to learn visually and sometimes when I teach people how to teach others they will say something like “well, the average teenage boy is never going to do this”.  But think for a moment, the average teenage boy’s head is full of pictures, for example, about cars, computer games, the girls in school, his football team and many more things that I won’t mention here.  They use their visual memory all the time, the challenge is simply that they don’t speak about the pictures they hold and don’t realise how else to use it.

At Empowering learning we congratulate youngsters on their great visual skills, get them to share some pictures and then start to use their visual skills, for other things too.  We teach them how to control their pictures so they can do still photos or movies, as they wish,  and then how to visualise:

  • words to improve literacy
  • numbers to improve numeracy
  • mind maps to help with revision
  • formulas for maths
  • etc

We teach these skills in minutes, to enable youngsters to find all their school work so much easier using the exceptional visual skills for things that aren’t pictures.

About olivehickmott

I am a Forensic Learning coach, showing people how they can improve their own learning and change their health. Working with creative neurodivergent students is a joy, as they learn new skills to overcome many of their learning challenges.
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1 Response to Do boys think “visualising is silly”?

  1. Rob Mesrie says:

    And the cherry on the cake is that the best football & sports coaches use visualisation before they begin a match or before taking a penalty!

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