Skill Level Intermediate
(mid-tempo music) - [Voiceover] Visual thinking strategies have a very, very positive impact on classrooms. It teaches thinking skills that kids need, teaches language development, teaches strategies for kids working together collaboratively learning through and with each other. What happens in these classes with an image as the starting point is that everybody participates. - I disagree that they're going to a restaurant. He has a pad and some brushes. If they're going to a restaurant, why would he bring that? - Initially I thought this is just something for fun, something for art, and then I began to see how, oh, no, this could be good for reading.
This could be good for math, for developing social skills. - Students who struggle with confidence in other academic areas find the confidence in themselves to raise their hand and share. - It is no longer acceptable to sit back and not talk about what is going on in the classroom. - [Voiceover] Every three year old will look at things for a long time, and they learn language by way of identifying things that catch their attention. So when you're trying to teach viewing skills, what you're really trying to do is reawaken ones that are there all the time.