How Visual Learners Can Keep Track of Their Work

by Julie Baird on February 1, 2010

Visual learners love diagrams, pictures, flowcharts, mindmaps, colors etc. Making them write a list of everything they need to do in a planner is downright cruel. They will not do it well, they won’t look at it again later and they won’t see the point.

And yet, they still need to keep track of all the things they need to do – so what’s the answer?

Here are a few ideas to try:

  1. Have a different colored paper for each subject, area of their life, whatever. Use words and pictures to capture what needs done on that page. Circle it and note when it is due. Cross it off in bold marker when it is done.  One look at the page can let you see what needs done and when it is complete.
  2. Have a mindmap of the activities that need to be completed on one page. Use colors and pictures to make it visually stimulating. Relate certain colors to specific subjects or topics.
  3. If the school requires use of their planner then use highlighters and pictures to make it stand out visually, one look at a page should allow you to see everything that is outstanding.

Whatever method is finally chosen it has to resonate with their visual side.

Do you have some good examples of what works for you as a visual learner?

If you want to learn more about how to free up time and get more done with less stress then drop me an e mail and we can set up time to see if there is anything I can do to help.

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