Visual Note-taking For Educators: A Teacher's Guide To Student Creativity by Wendi PillarsVisual Note-taking For Educators: A Teacher's Guide To Student Creativity by Wendi Pillars

Visual Note-taking For Educators: A Teacher's Guide To Student Creativity

byWendi Pillars

Paperback | November 24, 2015

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We've come a long way from teachers admonishing students to put away their drawings and take traditional long-form notes. Let's be honest: note-taking is boring and it isn't always the most effective way to retain information. This book is a guide for teachers about getting your students drawing and sketching to learn visually. Whether in elementary school or high school, neuroscience has shown that visual learning is a very effective way to retain information. The techniques in this book will help you work with your students in novel ways to retain information. Visual note-taking can be used with diverse learners; all ages; and those who have no drawing experience. Teachers are provided with a library of images and concepts to steal, tweak, and use in any way in their classrooms. The book is liberally illustrated with student examples from elementary and high school students alike.
Wendi Pillars is a National Board Certified teacher who has been teaching students with English as a second/foreign language needs in grades K-12, both stateside and overseas, for 19 years. She has also taught Algebra, History, vocational classes, and Health and PE. She has published several articles, most related to best practices for...
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Title:Visual Note-taking For Educators: A Teacher's Guide To Student CreativityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:5.97 × 8.97 × 0.47 inPublished:November 24, 2015Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393708454

ISBN - 13:9780393708455

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If you’re the least bit intrigued about what visual note-taking is, or you’re interested in how to apply this strategy in class, Wendi Pillars has your answers. . . . You’ll enjoy the push to your thinking, and walk away with ideas to implement in your very next class. I’ve seen this strategy work for language learners in the classroom who need to develop the ability to build connections as well as students learning in their native language. — The North Carolina Science Teachers Association Newsletter[A] useful resource to help students think in new ways and synthesize thoughts. — PsychCentralVisual literacy is an absolute game changer for learning. Educators and students who edu-sketch will find that their thinking becomes broader and deeper. A whole new mind emerges. Pillars' book belongs on every teacher's desk, right next to that proverbial apple. — Sunni Brown, best-selling author and leader of The Doodle RevolutionWendi Pillars has done a masterful job of showing how and why we teachers and our students can benefit from applying a learning and note-taking strategy many of us don't know much about. And, happily, it's a strategy that involves drawing, which our students are happy to do! — Larry Ferlazzo, teacher advice columnist, author of Helping Students Motivate ThemselvesEvery educator should read this book! Visual Note-Taking for Educators is a fantastic resource—packed with solid rationale, backed up by research, and made actionable with loads of fun, real-world ideas and activities. Wendi Pillars' insights on visual thinking will improve your teaching and positively impact the lives of your students. — Mike Rohde, author of The Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook