It is quite common that people think of gifted students as “mini-Einsteins”, whose eloquent conversation and math-ability will dazzle teachers. Think again. There is in fact an alternative way for gifted learners to first appear on the radar. What this typically entails is a child who spends a big part of the day wandering the… Continue reading The BCPBIB Condition in Gifted Children
Does your child have strong visual-spatial ability? Then there are a number of professions, that your child could do well in. Among these are anything that involves a design process or visual-spatial imagination and creativity. Here are some: architect graphic designer product designer photographer mechanical engineer physicist astronomer pilot surgeon Read the full article by… Continue reading Career choices for the visual-spatial kid?
I had a conversation with someone in the field of gifted education the other day. She told me the following stats and facts about the situation for gifted students in British Columbia: In 2001 there were 16,000 students of ca 600,000 (2.7%) with a gifted designation. Today there are 4,000 (0.7%). The decrease of students… Continue reading Facts & Stats about gifted students in BC
Have your kids mastered the multiplication tables? Mine struggled initially despite making effort. I tried to help them by making silly rules for the most difficult numbers. In retrospect I think it worked because I helped them by creating visual images that they could recall. For example, 7 x 8 = 56 is difficult for me… Continue reading Multiplication in a visual way
This blog, nicknamed the Visual Spatial Kid, is a collection of thoughts and references to articles about children and adults with strong abilities within the visual spatial field. This since I assume that there are more parents like me, trying to navigate the public school system in North America, and who have lots of thoughts on the matter without any… Continue reading A personal memory wall for the visual spatial learning style