Why Visual Teaching?


“If one wants to reach younger people at an earlier age to shape their minds in a critical way, you really need to know how ideas and emotions are expressed visually”

– Martin Scorsese

Fact: Approximately 65 percent of the population are visual learners. – Mind Tools, 1998

Fact: Although 10 percent of secondary students are auditory learners, 80 percent of instruction is delivered orally. – University of Illinois Extension, 2009

Fact: The brain processes visual information 60,000 faster than text. – 3M Corporation, 2001

Fact: 90 percent of information that comes to the brain is visual. – Hyerle, 2000

Fact: 40 percent of all nerve fibers connected to the brain are linked to the retina. – Jensen, 1996

Fact: Visual aids in the classroom improve learning by up to 400 percent. – 3M Corporation, 2001

Fact: Our eyes can register 36,000 visual messages per hour. – Jensen, 1996

Fact: Visual Literacy is the ability to encode (create a visual language) & decode (understand a visual language).

Fact: Students who are twice exceptional (2e) are often visual learners.