Visual Learner Strengths
Another one of the visual learning style strengths is that they remember what they read and write. If doing spelling, encourage them to write the words over and over. They must visualize the words to spell them, so if possible, find pictures of your words on your word list for the week. Use the lessons in Fun Activities For Kids Using I Spy Books as a guide to how pictures and words can be "spied" in your classroom.
If they have a test, have them read the notes or textbook several times in order to help remember the information. Rewriting and rereading are excellent strategies for the visual learner. They tend to see the big picture but may miss details. They are good synthesizers and learn complex concepts easily.
Presentations are a great learning tool for the visual learner. They may take a little time for the teacher to design, but the visual learner will greatly benefit. Try using Powerpoint for a multimedia presentation that is memorable. Try these tips from How to Make a Powerpoint Presentation to help you design an effective lesson.
Visual learners are also good at completing puzzles, so if you can create worksheets that are set up like a puzzle, they will love it. They read maps well and learn best by seeing relationships. So by presenting a topographical map or climate map to them, they may be able to understand how and where populations grow, rather than being able to compute how the population numbers grow.
The greatest strategy that can help the visual learner in the classroom is to take notes. Encourage them to write down everything that they need to remember. This may require that the teacher has to repeat a lot of information, but the students will greatly benefit. They prefer keyboarding to writing. Have a laptop or computer in your classroom as a learning center where they can type in notes.
Try some of these strategies and tips out in your classroom. These are some simple things that a teacher can do in order to maximize learning for the visual learners in our classrooms.