Brilliant day: 1st speaker at the Helen Arkell Annual Teacher Day

By kind invitation of Bernadette Mclean, Chief Executive of the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre (www.arkellcentre.org.uk), I was presenting there today.  A delightful group of staff and teachers who were really interested in “Visual Literacy: How people learn visually”.

Many teachers know how to teach visually, but few know how children learn visually.  Bridges to Success – How to Transform Learning Difficulties, is one of the few books Bernadette recommends, for its different perspective and focus on dyslexic’s strengths and exceptional skills.   Everyone talked about how they could see using the skills they were learning with those they assess for Dyslexia and teach.

Herewith a copy of the slides visualliteracy.  Please leave your comments below.  If you want to learn more take a look at this short article about visual kids.

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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7 Responses to Brilliant day: 1st speaker at the Helen Arkell Annual Teacher Day

  1. That’s fantastic. Well done!

  2. A really, really interesting talk – will look forward to you perhaps coming and presenting at one of HADC’s saturday morning CPD talks. Many thanks.

  3. Beverley, I really enjoyed it, it was a delight to meet you all. I should be pleased to contribute another talk.

  4. Katie Cooper says:

    Thank you for an inspiring talk and practical suggestions to unlock visual learners’ potential. I pictured an image when you said we must stop crushing our children. I thoroughly agree and feel better equipped to move children forward in learning to learn.

    I believe the German word for children is ‘kinder’. I have long felt that our education system needs to be ‘kinder’ to many of our ‘kinder’.
    All the best.
    Katie

  5. tina O'Regan says:

    Thank you for grounding us after a a busy year of teaching. Catch them early to visualise to help spelling and help with weaker working memory.

  6. tina O'Regan says:

    Thank you for grounding us after a a busy year of teaching. Catch them early to visualise to help spelling and help with weaker working memory.

  7. Thank you ladies for being a great audience. Hope to see you soon

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