Celebrating Spring: Keeping Nature Journals With Children

Celebrating Spring: Keeping Nature Journals With Children

It is spring! Buds are abundant, temperatures are rising, water comes from the sky with some regularity, and the days are getting longer. As children head outdoors to play, explore, relax, or work, they are constantly using their senses, imaginations, and critical...
Making Memories Stick with Words and Pictures

Making Memories Stick with Words and Pictures

Dual Coding Strategies Boost Learning and Retention It likely won’t come as a surprise here that drawing – to represent vocabulary, concepts, and skills – boosts learning and retention. Drawing has been investigated as a memory aid for several decades....
Why Visual Learning and Teaching?

Why Visual Learning and Teaching?

Introduction Visual thinking, learning and teaching are near and dear to me heart – as well as being important to my professional practice. I have been working with teachers and students, teaching graduate courses, and providing professional development on how to...
Revisiting Issues for Gifted Adults

Revisiting Issues for Gifted Adults

“Can You Hear the Flowers Singing?” In 1986, Deirdre Lovecky, a renowned psychologist who specializes in the needs of gifted children, wrote the original article, “Can You Hear the Flowers Singing? Issues for Gifted Adults.” At that time, Dr. Lovecky was...
Nurturing Everyday Creativity in Children

Nurturing Everyday Creativity in Children

Nurturing creativity in children has been an interest of mine over my entire career—while working with gifted children in an enrichment setting, while teaching in an independent school, and while working with teachers and graduate students at the university and in...

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