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Spot a Spatial

Curious who the VSLs are in your class? Learn how to Spot a Spatial!

VSLs in School

Learn more about The Visual-Spatial Learner in School.

Information for Teachers

Research done using the Visual-Spatial Identifier has shown that at least one-third of the student body is strongly visual-spatial.

Only a quarter of the students are strongly auditory-sequential.

Of the group of students not showing a strong preference, most leaned toward a visual-spatial learning style.

33.33% of students are stronly visual-spatial, 25% are stronly auditory-sequential, and 41.67% rely on both hemispheres with 30% of those leaning VSL and 15% leaning ASL

10 Tips for Teaching Picture Thinkers

  1. Give them the Big Picture up front.
  2. Use visuals when teaching everything.
  3. Provide models of all expected products. Credit the end product. Don’t require a show of steps.
  4. Expand visualization skills. Store and retrieve.
  5. Teach how to organize information pictorially.
  6. Teach how to take picture notes as well as word notes.
  7. Imitate word processors in writing and editing. Cut/paste/add/reorder. Freeze Frame. Organize by graphics.
  8. Avoid timed tests. Teach time awareness and management.
  9. Increase complexity if focus decreases (many careless mistakes made).
  10. Be upbeat. Let good humor, appreciation, and positive emotions rule.

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