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Helping Your Gifted Right-Brain Learner, Part Four: Why Letting Go Works

If you let your gifted child daydream, he or she will achieve synthesis. Say your daughter is good in math. After working a series of difficult problems, she should let her mind wander off. This activates the right brain and … Continue reading

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Helping Your Gifted Right-Brain Learner, Part Three: Letting Go of What You Learned Yesterday

Years ago I discovered with my own cello playing that I shouldn’t try to build today’s practice session on what I learned yesterday. I always played better if I forgot about everything and just attuned myself to present sensations. When … Continue reading

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Helping Your Gifted Right-Brain Learner, Part Two: How the Right Brain Works

In The Right Brain, author Thomas Blakeslee states, “…each half of the brain has its own separate train of conscious thought and its own memories…while the left brain tends to think in words, the right brain thinks directly in sensory … Continue reading

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Helping Your Gifted Right-Brain Learner, Part One: Daydreaming is Better than Direct Focus

If your gifted child is a daydreamer, he or she is almost certainly a right-brain learner. Therefore it’s necessary to nurture this style of thought, since right-brain learners are often misunderstood and made to learn in ways that actually work … Continue reading

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Right Brain Focus

Although the primary symptom of right brain activity is a drifting mind, this seemingly aimless activity produces its own kind of focus. Many details, images, and ideas swirl around in this hemisphere which specializes in global thinking. All can be … Continue reading

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Right Brain Learners

Right brain learners are daydreamers. Although this trait frustrates parents and teachers, we can learn to work with it. A proven strategy is to ask the vacant-eyed child what he or she is thinking. The resulting information is usually a … Continue reading

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