Educating the Right Side

We teach the "do as I say" method of imparting knowledge, and then we test to establish capability, skill, and intelligence in just that one way, never acknowledging that there are many kinds of intelligence and many ways of working. The truth is that education is learning, but it's a left-brained, verbally based, language-driven attitude toward learning.

To teach art and drawing to children—or to learn along with them—helps them learn early on to access the relational right and avoid the crunch when they are frustrated that makes them quit. Using a right-brained approach, children can learn visual (and life) skills to last them into adulthood:

Spatial organization Attention to detail Patience Kindness

In addition, drawing has an advantage as a learning activity. Because it is seen as a pleasurable activity rather than an academic one, it's not thought of as stressful. At the same time, because it's often an ungraded subject, or at least not viewed as stringently as more academic ones, it's relatively free of the anxiety and fear of failure that come with other subjects.

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