Ninety percent of learning uses the visual system, so finding the best ways to use visual methods in teaching can make the learning process much more fun and engaging for students.
Teachers are tasked with molding, shaping, and of course, educating young minds. They are expected to teach reading, writing, arithmetic, and a slew of other subjects that children need to know. Most teachers do not choose their profession in order to teach children how to merely pass tests. Nevertheless, they are required to help their students get good grades in order to pass their classes, standardized exams, and boost overall school ranking percentiles.
In order to maximize their students’ skills and help them succeed, teachers and educators alike need to be aware of how their students learn and by extension, how to support each student’s personal and academic development. That’s why teachers spend a good deal of time not only developing creative ways to present information, but methods to ensure their students can absorb and process the ways in which the environment they’re in supports these efforts.
There are numerous visual learning methods which can be used in classrooms that can make learning not only possible, but enjoyable. By using these methods, students have a greater chance of learning well and performing successfully.
When students have the opportunity to see things as their minds allow, instead of how someone else wants them to, they feel respected, acknowledged, and ultimately learn well. Giving students ownership of their vision and perception tells them that their opinions, beliefs, and individuality are deserving of praise and recognition. It is when children feel both heard and seen that they flourish in school and beyond.
If children are in an environment that disallows them to learn the way they function best, alternative options may need to be explored. If your child struggles because they are unable to benefit from the visual learning methods listed here, they would do well to be seen by an optometrist who can help them learn well through other means that may include environmental adjustments or vision therapy. No matter what, our goal is to help your child see and appreciate their world, both in school and out.