Being Visual: Raising a Generation of Innovative Thinkers

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Greenleaf Book Group Llc, Sep 1, 2012 - Education - 182 pages
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The majority of our school population depends on their visual skills to learn.  These visual-spatial, right-brained thinkers are not just the art kids, but our future scientists, engineers and mathematicians.  Our visual students, however, are struggling in a test-heavy education system that favors left-brain linear thinkers. For over 20 years, Young Rembrandts has helped tens of thousands of visual-spatial students reach their potential in the arts as well as the classroom.  In Being Visual, Bette Fetter, the founder of Young Rembrandts, discusses strategies to increase your visual learner’s success in school, identifying: • Three key learning styles • Visual study techniques • Effective writing strategies • Visual needs of students with autism, ADD and dyslexia Fetter also presents a fresh case for art class as a critical must-have for students dependent on their visual skills to learn.  Training in the technical skills of art provides tools for creative endeavors, while developing essential visual skills and learning activities in all children. 

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Being Visual: Raising a Generation of Innovative Thinkers

User Review  - Julianne Smith - Book Verdict

Those ruled by the right side of the brain are commonly "visual-spatial" thinkers—they see the "whole" before the "how" and often struggle with following oral directions, essential in today's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

Good information. I can relate a lot of this to my son. Had to skim over some of it, but a good read. I want to learn more about the Young Rembrandt program now and perhaps implement it with my son who is on the spectrum. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Bette Fetter, Founder and CEO of Young Rembrandts, Inc., began her career as a professional artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University.  Through her education, participation in various forms of the arts, and experience with Montessori education, Bette gained first-hand understanding of the value of the arts in developing young minds. Her passion for the arts and early childhood education led Bette to develop Young Rembrandts, a unique teaching methodology focused on developing foundational are and drawing skills in young children.  Bette franchised her business, and what began 24 years ago with eight kids at her kitchen table now reaches tens of thousands of children nationally and internationally. While writing Being Visual, Bette received her MBA from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. Bette is the President of Brilliant Arts, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide and support arts programs for children that aid in the development of neural and cognitive learning skills. Overall, Fetter’s mission is to reach children and adults alike in order to “raise generations that value the power, the passion and the significance of art.” 

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