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About Marcia's response

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Bunki Kramer (bkramer.ca.us)
Tue, 28 Jan 1997 22:42:27 -0800


Hi, Ben and Marcia........I'm writing to respond to something Marcia said....

......... According to Mrs. Olson, children with
>learning disabilities may in some cases just be predominently visual
>learners who have trouble dealing with the verbal culture of school.

Amen! Ditto! Same thoughts! I teach middle school full-time art but I do
have one class I teach for a semester called ART 'N MATH. In this class I
have 7th and 8th graders combined PLUS geometry students as well as low 7th
grade LD students Plus one special-day student. I have found continuously
that I cannot tell the level of math from the finished artwork which I
receive from a student (except in the case of the special-day student). My
LD students really "shine" over the high level geometry students...they can
"see" the visuals of the math in the project and can easily switch the
concepts into concrete works. The higher level student sometimes has a more
difficult time doing the quality artwork involved and transferring logic
into visuals. Here the LD student stands above. It's a kick in the pants to
see them smiling over the heads of the "smarter"(?) students. Levels the
playing field!!!

Later.....................

Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
Danville, California 94526
bkramer.ca.us


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