"When our teaching matches a students learning style, then learning becomes easy -- and can even be enjoyable."
Tina S Kramer
Intelligence Teachings in a Changing World
An individual who learns differently often has an amazing imagination that can be experienced by them as reality. Guided visualization is a mind/body teaching and learning
method where someone can learn new concepts by using that wonderful imagination.
A friend of mine, a special-education teacher, told me about a student of hers diagnosed as autistic. He would often tell her that he was going to the beach during inside recess time. He would lie down across the desks, close his eyes, and appear to be resting. When called to the end of recess, he would sit up and begin to describe his adventure at the beach. He would also be quite thirsty, appear flushed, and be somewhat sweaty -- just as he might be if he had
actually gone to the beach.
Through guided visualization, we are using a student’s imaginative ability to teach ideas that are often missed in the traditional classroom. We can generate mental images that stimulate the experience of sensory perception. These are sights, sounds, tastes, smells, movements,
and images, including elements of touch, such as texture, temperature, and pressure. They help convey imaginative or mental content quickly and easily. Students can experience learning in the comfort of their own home, feeling safe and calm. This is simple learning.
John Paul provides a wonderful voice for the guided visualizations.
He holds a master of science degree in education from the University of North Dakota and a
master of business administration from the University of Notre Dame. He has built his career
on student-centered learning and self-improvement in the classroom and in the workplace.
John Paul provides his peaceful, calm, and relaxing voice to lead the student through our
guided visualizations of simple learning.
Play the audio clip below to hear his brief self-introduction.