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Foreword by Nathan Jensen Preface Publisher's Acknowledgments About the Author 1. What Is Visual Teaching? What Is Visual Teaching? Introduction to Visual Teaching The Six Methods of Visual Learning Critical Visual Thinking The Power of Visual Learning 2. Brain-Compatible Learning Brain-Compatible Learning Learning Styles Differentiating Instruction Multiple Intelligences Character Education Processing Visual Information Visual vs. Auditory Cortex Right-Brain-Left-Brain Tapping Into the Right-Brain Dyslexia 3. Visual Communication Tools Photographic Language What Is Infinity? Graphic Organizers Glyphs The Three Levels of Visual Communication Decoding General Photo Tips Digital Photo Tips Technology-Based Instruction Using the Internet in the Classroom Media Literacy 4. Fine Arts Affecting the Brain With Music Visual Music The Six Methods of Visual/Musical Learning Affecting the Brain With Color The Watergraph Process Role-Play and Drama Material Acquisition 5. Visual Communication Skills for English Language Learners Standards and Strategies Visual Thinking Maps Image Mapping Visual Links Visual Journals 6. Subject-Specific Visual Learning Activities for the Classroom Language Arts Math Science Environmental Studies Social Studies Arts & Humanities Early Childhood Portfolios Life Skills Enhancing Self-Esteem Global Holidays Conclusion Bibliography & Recommended Reading Index
Timothy Gangwer is a pioneer in the field of visual learning and a dedicated educator of 26 years. He has served as visual literacy consultant to the Ministry of Education, Paris, France; Ministry of Education, Toranomon, Japan; Mediterranean Association of International Schools, Casablanca, Morocco; Association of International Schools in Africa, Abidjan, Ivory Coast; and as a trainer for the United States Department of Education's National Diffusion Network. He is an international keynote speaker, educational consultant, and the director and co-founder of the Visual Teaching Alliance. A former elementary teacher of students with learning disabilities, he is also an award-winning digital artist and songwriter.
"The book provides a much-needed guide for teachers to incorporate visual teaching and learning strategies into their classrooms." -- Rhonda S. Robinson, Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Mary Baker Turner, Graduate Student "A valuable and well-ordered amalgamation of research on the use of images to support learning through visual literacy in all subjects and age levels. Gangwer has effectively organized information from many sources into a form that is readable and practical for a wide variety of education practitioners, including classroom teachers and fine arts teachers." -- Ellen Herbert, Art Teacher "Hold on to this author-he is magical! I feel so lucky to have this book on my shelf! I learned more from reading Gangwer's book than I have in eight years of professional development workshops." -- Laura S. Gulledge, Media Literacy Teacher