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Visual Note Taking in the Classroom

FINALLY! Help your students to retain DOUBLE the amount of

information, with this simple method straight from World Leaders

Improve retention by up to 42% and see your students results skyrocket!

It’s time to take action, using a proven method for note taking and supplementing learning, you too, can see your school climb to the top of the results tables as you fulfill your role as educators, ensuring that ALL of your pupils make great progress and achieve their true potential.

What’s the hardest part of being an educator?

 

Is it the long hours planning lessons and marking papers?

 

Is it dealing with challenging behaviour in class?

 

Is it being underappreciated by people who don’t understand the benefit of what you really do?

 

No, none of that. It’s actually the constant battle of trying to get through to the hard to reach students.

The students that don’t seem to be engaged, that struggle with retaining information, that often seem to be away in their own little bubble and just aren’t achieving their true potential.

 

This is massively frustrating because it leads to

Disruption in the classroom

It only takes one or two students who don’t ‘get it’ to negatively affect the entire class and lead them into chaos.

 

Students below target

Nothing is more frustrating than knowing how well students could do….. only to see them fall short of their true potential.

 

Increased teacher stress levels

Worrying about results, behaviour, certain classes or students shouldn’t take over your life, you should be able to switch off and enjoy your weekends.

 

And so many educators struggle with it.

 

But here’s the thing.

 

It’s NOT your fault. And there is a way around it.

Give me just 5 minutes of your time today, and I’ll tell you how you can

  • Improve student behaviour so that every student sees themselves as a valued member of the community and becomes a responsible, trustworthy learner.
  • Increase the amount of information retained by students, leading to higher grades, better school reports and more funding to your school.
  • Get more students engaged and focused during class, ensuring that more students than ever before are accessing the learning and achieving better scores.
  • Decrease teacher stress levels, leading to happier, more productive and creative staff with greater job fulfilment and less staff absence and turnover.
  • Revolutionize the way your students are taught and how they process and retain information so that they enjoy coming to school and love being in your lessons.
  • Increase the number of students making progress and achieving their academic potential, leading to higher success for your school and a greater reputation as an inclusive, forward thinking school.

 

As educators, you already know the scene. You’ve seen it 100’s maybe 1000’s of times.

 

There’s a teacher at the front of the class, hard at work, sharing their wisdom with the students.

 

History class, Geography, it could be Math, but the details are the same.

 

With the class deep in concentration, the teacher walks them through the steps, piece by piece, imparting knowledge.

 

They have to know this!

 

Their exams are coming up and they NEED to get the results.

 

The teacher is painting a picture with her words to outline all the concepts, but as she asks the class a question she is faced by a sea of blank faces.

 

One student gets it, she always gets it, but everyone else?

 

They just stare at the teacher blankly, silent.

 

They were listening, watching, making notes, but they just don’t know the answer.

 

“It’s hard to remember” the students say, and in an instant, the information has gone.

 

What if there Was a Way to Guarantee 65% More Engagement from Students AND Improved Retention?

 

Did you know that research says we learn in different ways?

 

Dr. Linda Kreger Silverman has done extensive research into this area.

As a former teacher, with a Ph.D. in educational psychology and special education and as the founder of the Institute for the study of Advanced Development and the Gifted Development Center Dr. Silverman has been studying the psychology and education of the gifted since 1961.

Having studied over 6,500 children at the GDC, providing research for her books, such as Upside-Down Brilliance or Giftedness 101, Dr.Silverman found that there are two groups of learners.

Auditory Sequential, those that think in words and Visual spatial, those that think in images.

 

Dr. Silverman first noted the difference in learning styles whilst observing highly gifted children in the 1980s.

 

Some of the highest scoring children, who were constantly achieving remarkable marks on their IQ tests, displayed the ability to process information and problem solve using visualizations and imagery better than their counterparts.

Dr. Silverman then discovered that not only were the highest scorers outperforming others on the visual-spatial tasks but so were the lowest performers.

 

It was from these observations that the concept of visual-spatial learners was born (students that learn through imagery and think in images).

 

However, Dr. Silverman wanted to see how this translated to a traditional classroom setting and not just with the gifted but a range of abilities.

How many of our students think in words and how many think in images.

The Shocking Truth About How Children Process Information

It would be easy to think that most people learn in the same way.

 

After all, education has been the same for 100’s of years and we’ve always been taught in the same way.

 

However, the shocking truth about how children learn and process information is that 65% of learners are ‘visual thinkers’.

 

That is that 65% of students think in pictures, not in words.

 

It’s no wonder the students that are dutifully writing and underlining notes find that they can’t always retain the information.

 

They aren’t wired that way.

 

And now it all makes sense.

 

The boy that acts out and disrupts the learning for everyone else, it’s not that he can’t do the work or he’s inherently a naughty child, it’s that his brain doesn’t process information in the traditional way that lessons are taught and when he’s stopped from making notes in his ‘visual’ way, he’s scolded for doodling and for being off task.

 

Think about the girl in class who does everything right.

 

Her notes are exemplary.

 

Everything is colour coded, her attention to detail is breathtaking and she tries so hard.

 

She’s the traditional ‘tries hard but doesn’t get it’ student.

 

Except it’s not that she doesn’t get it.

 

The problem is she hasn’t been giving the opportunity to learn in a way that she will truly benefit.

 

Let’s be honest here.

 

Traditional education is failing your students.

 

Think about all of the students that have passed through your classroom over the years.

 

The number of students that didn’t achieve their potential or ‘just weren’t academic’.

 

Think how many of these students could have gone on to bigger and better things in life if only their education had been delivered in a way that actually resonated for them!

 

Think about how many students you’ve interacted with over the years and the impact you and they could have had on the world if 65% of them had been able to access the curriculum in a way which really accelerated their learning and really helped them to soar.

 

It’s not your fault, you didn’t know, after all, education has been like this for decades.

But that doesn’t make it right.

 

Hi, I’m Ashton, an international graphic recorder and facilitator and I help people to think in pictures.

I help people have deeper, more meaningful conversations and outcomes using visuals and I use a combination of drawing and writing to build clarity around complex ideas.

I work with corporations, events, non-profits and community groups to synthesise information to help people produce their best work and make a big impact, but with a background in early childhood education, my real passion lies in helping our students to learn more effectively and efficiently.

Through visual note taking our students are able to see improvements in their learning and knowledge retention, which directly impacts their grades.

My work as a graphic recorder directly correlates to the vision of teaching educators and about the powers of visual note taking.

 

If Our Students Learn with Images Why do We Make Them Work in Words?

Why are we limiting our students and holding them back from their true potential when with a few simple methods, we could give them the tools to fly?

Visual note taking is a process where students take notes using visual language, visually representing information in a way that appeals to them and supports their learning.  This has been proven to result in stronger retention of information and boosts deeper learning.

As molecular biologist Dr. John Medina concludes in his book ‘Brain Rules’ “we learn and remember best through pictures, not through written or spoken words”.

 

Visual note taking encourages students to think in images and provides them with the opportunities to make leaps and bounds in their learning as they are finally able to learn in a way that they understand.

Visual note taking promotes learning that ‘sticks’ as students record enhanced retention and make visibly more progress.

Visual Note Taking

Education you can SEE!

Visual Note taking is a process of writing and communication that helps students express concepts and ideas which enables them to visibly make more progress.

Doodling: How Your Students Can Benefit from Cartoons and Caricatures, or Scribbling and Scrawling.

In the past students have been discouraged from doodling however it is now widely accepted that doodling with a purpose is beneficial to learning. Scientists believe that the brain is able to process images at a much greater speed than it processes a similar amount of written information.

Purposeful doodling is a way of collecting your thoughts to help yourself think.

By learning the graphic fundamentals and our structured note taking methods, we will help students and you, to draw out concepts in an easy to understand fashion.

This method helps to prevent students from losing focus and ensures the information is retained more effectively than traditional note taking methods.

Visual language allows you to SEE if students are grasping ideas and concepts being taught in class.

And what’s more, it’s PERFECT for ALL students, especially those with learning disabilities

Using visual language while taking notes in class can take a lot of pressure off having to capture every word.

By focussing on select keywords and simplistic images to convey an idea you are not only able to build a creative classroom and learning environment but you can also break down barriers for those students that have barriers to learning.

Students with dysgraphia, dyslexia and other learning difficulties can be encouraged to draw more to impact their overall learning. Many case studies have proven that visual note taking gives these students an impactful boost in their learning as they are able to form a deeper connection with the material and process the information in a more efficient and cohesive way.

Plus, Students can retain 29-45% MORE information.

Studies, such as those by psychologist Jackie Andrade in 2009, have shown that with the addition of doodling when making notes, the leaner shows a minimum of 29% increase in memory and retention of facts.

What’s more, the doodles don’t even have to be related to the task.

In Jackie Andrade’s study, learners shaded in shapes or drew simple doodles as they were given information.

No matter the doodles, drawings or marks that were made, the subjects that had doodled while taking in the information showed a 29% increase in retention.

The information had stuck!

It’s a well known fact that American President Theodore Roosevelt doodled animals and children, Ronald Reagan doodled cowboys and football players, and that John F. Kennedy doodled dominoes all as a way of keeping their minds focused and engaged when in important meetings and discussions.

These doodles helped them to remember important facts and retain vital information and kept their minds and attention engaged with the topics being discussed with their cabinet or other world leaders.

You owe it to your students to let them in on the secret

Once implemented visual note taking provides students with the skills needed to enhance their learning, improve their recognition and achieve their true potential.

But don’t just take my word for it.

“Absolutely Amazing work Ashton!!! You certainly exceeded my expectations, hard to put in words. You certainly have a real unique talent. I am so grateful to have this opportunity to work with you!”

Philip S

“Your work is an inspiring alternative to the traditional, top-down methods of recording. It’s fun to watch you transcribing living ideas in a lovely graphic representation with connections and approach-ability.” – Chris A

“I value the incredibly artful and expressive way in which you transformed our thoughts into visions. This is EXACTLY what I was hoping for and it reinforces my belief that ideas captured this way have their own power and energy that continues to resonate long after you have put the pen away.”

Chris B

“Your VERY hard work, and awesome pictures, blew them away! You really nailed how I wanted the idea to be expressed! Experiencing this visual format impressed on people the value of your talents! There is power in the images you create; and I am very blessed to have found you, and the talents you bring to the world. Amazing!”

Laura M

The only question to ask is…. Are you TRULY serving every student in your school?

There’s more pressure than ever to meet targets.

Budgets are cut yet expectations go up.

 

You need to guide your students towards the top grades and ensure everyone meets or surpasses their potential.

 

Visual note taking will help you to do exactly that.

Long seen as a form of absentmindedness further research has shown that many of the worlds elite doodle when consuming important information but they simply hid the fact that this happened.

Research and development in neuroscience and psychology have shown that doodling can help people to stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain more information so it should not come as a surprise that people who have gone on to become Doctors, Presidents, Business owners and Tech Moguls have all been avid doodlers.

 

As your students are able to record and consume information in a more impactful way, their retention and subsequently their deeper learning improves which directly correlates to improvements in their work and test results.

 

So how do we actually use this?

The Visual note taking toolbox is an online course for educators that will walk you through the entire process of visual note taking in the classroom.

 

Each module is specially designed to teach you HOW to take visual notes and WHAT they should look like.

 

All you have to do is log on to the online portal and from here you will be guided through the entire process with informational videos and additional PDF documents, teaching you how to implement visual note taking in your classroom.

 

You’ll be able to use it straight away as it’s so easy to use and can be implemented by anybody.

Improving memory and retention skills, ultimately becoming better learners is EXACTLY what your student’s need.

Whether they’re already at the top of the class or a student achieving below their potential, the visual note taking online course will arm you with the tools for serving everyone in your classroom.

 

I have taught visual note taking workshops with corporations, business owners and local councils.

Any situation where you need to take in, retain and present information will be aided by the use of visual note taking.

 

I have worked with the likes of

  • Canadian Dental Association
  • Jack. org
  • Verizon
  • Nova Scotia Environmental Network,
  • Mental Health Foundation of NS
  • Dept of Community Services
  • Canadian Sport Tourism
  • Business Retention and Expansion International

 

Each and every one of these clients found that visual note taking was a success, reporting bonuses such as more engaging and productive meetings, improved attention to detail, enhanced creativity and clearer communication within their organizations.

 

It’s a fact that utilizing visual note taking can benefit everyone, from students to staff or governors and directors.

You might be wondering how much all of this costs …

In the past, I’ve had people assume it would be $1,000 per student.

Some have gone a little lower and guessed $500.

But it’s nowhere near that.

The investment is just $97.

And the best part?

That’s $97 PER SCHOOL, not per student.

You get immediate access to your license and will gain full access straight away.

 

Your very own, dedicated, online training course, teaching you how to implement visual note taking in your school.

 

The visual note taking toolbox will walk you through:

How to use the programme

Tips for success

Information on how to rethink drawing

And also includes dedicated sections on lettering, bullets, lines, boxes, arrows, people, colour, shading and shadows and white space

 

With your final module I will then walk you through exactly how to put it all together into the perfect visual note taking resource.

 

Outlining exactly how to utilize this for your students and set them on their path to success.

But wait, there’s more …’

When you sign up today, not only do you get access to the full visual note taking toolbox, but I’ll also throw in some extra, added bonuses worth $200.

Handy tools – My must-have list of tools to make your visual notes pop.

Learn what tools a professional uses and see how you can utilize these tools to improve your visuals.

With handy tools, I will walk you exactly through HOW I use these tools and WHY.

Resources list – Discover the books, websites, videos and Facebook groups that all graphic facilitators NEED to know about.

In this section, you’ll get access to training resources that will help you to practice your drawings and will give you ready made tasks and ideas for introducing visual note taking to your staff and students.

Inspiration – Want to know what inspires a visual facilitator and what I use for inspiration?

Here I outline exactly what inspires me and I’ll walk you through the process to help you become more inspired and creative.

Templates – download access to 20 of my commonly used templates. If starting with a blank page freaks you out a little bit then templates are great introduction to visual note taking.

When you get access to the visual note taking course you’ll get these amazing bonus features added on.

Absolutely free

‘Right Now, You May Well be Skeptical …

And that’s perfectly okay. In fact, it’s a GOOD thing.

 

After all, anything new is always a little scary. So let me take a little time to address some questions and concerns you may have.’

 

“But what if we can’t draw”

 

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an Art expert to be able to utilize the tools of the visual note taking course.

 

I will teach you exactly how to draw, doodle and ‘make marks’ that will support your learning and improve your retention.

 

Graham Shaw highlights this in his practical case study where he teaches stoke victims to draw, with their wrong hand, anyone can be taught the simple steps to be able to create legible drawings.

 

“My teachers won’t buy into it”

 

When I speak with senior leaders from companies or schools they often wonder how their staff will respond to visual note taking as a tool.

 

I often remind them of 2 things.

 

  1. People fear what they do not understand, and once your staff have been given access to the visual note taking toolbox and have become more familiar with how it works and what should be done, they will grow to love it, just like those before them.

 

  1. Teaching staff have a duty to care for and nurture the students in their charge. To encourage them to be the best versions of themselves and to arm them with the necessary tools for success in the classroom and life.

 

Do you really have any members of staff that would actively not want to be involved in something that will help their students to be better and achieve more? I didn’t think so

 

 

“Isn’t it just an excuse for pupils to go off task?”

 

Visual note taking is a study tool just like traditional note taking.

 

Student’s visual note taking and engagement should be monitored just like any other classroom activity.

 

However in my experience, the students that are off task are the ones that struggle with traditional note taking and classroom settings.

 

Visual note taking will finally give them a method of taking notes and retaining information in a way that they can actually identify with.

 

I have seen visual note taking expertly used in Chemistry classes and in English when reading novels.

 

As the teacher guides the class through their work and brings the class back on track to check learning, you’ll soon find that pupils are on task and the information is ‘sticking in’.

 

“The school budget is tight”

 

I’ve already considered that, and this is exactly why you can currently get access to the visual note taking toolbox for less than the price of a supply teacher for the day!

 

Yes, you read that correctly.

 

Schools spend so much on trying to find resources, on accessing courses and on attending trainings that cost a great deal, that they often have to make tough decisions on how to allocate money.

 

I didn’t want to make this a tough decision.

 

It’s a no brainer that cuts right to the heart of supporting your students with their education.

 

The visual note taking course is an invaluable resource that can provide all of your students with the tools they need to be successful.

 

Without making a dent in your budget!

What will happen if you don’t have the visual toolbox?

 

As Dr. Medina states in his book, ‘Brain rules’, “our brains are a master at remembering pictures”.

 

Wendi Pillars expands on this in ‘Visual note-taking for educators, finding that “if you add a picture to that information for your students, they’ll be able to recall 65% of it”.

 

And further studies such as those by Dr. Richard Felder or Dr. Linda Kreger Silverman have found that 65% of people are visual learners, with some studies even finding higher rates, up to 80%.

 

However, if you don’t want to embrace the research or take note of the growing trend in education to encourage a more visually stimulating learning experience, that’s fine.

 

You can continue as you are.

 

Making progress with just 35% of students

Struggling to keep all pupils on task and engaged in their learning

Scratching your head when pupils can’t grasp certain topics

 

But what happens if other schools catch you up and overtake you?

 

If their students start to make better progress and their results improve?

 

What happens if parents opt to send their children to these schools instead of yours and admissions begin to drop?

 

How will that impact your school, your results and your reputation?

 

Or

 

You can take action now and begin the process of helping each and every student in your school.

 

You Have the Potential to Change the Lives of 1000s of Students.

You can get access to this course, complete with training videos and supporting PDF’s, PLUS the added bonus guides.

 

For only $97

 

Why that cheap?

 

The added bonuses cost $200 alone and with so many things in education cutting deep into the school budget.

 

I don’t want to make this hard for you, this should be a no brainer.

 

But there’s a catch.

 

I know it’s worth more.

 

YOU know it’s worth more.

 

And as a result, this introductory price won’t last forever.

 

In a few days, I will be increasing the price of the visual note taking course to $495.

 

Why?

 

Well, I want to reward those that are willing to take action now.

 

And once I have, I will be raising the price to its true value.

Guarantee

I’m so confident in my course that I am removing all the risk and offering a no questions asked, 30 day, money back guarantee.

I have a 100% satisfaction rate and I am proud to tell you that.

The visual note taking online course is a specialized programme providing you with the tools to really make a difference to your students lives.

 

If you’re not completely happy with the course once you’ve purchased it. I’ll refund you immediately. 

The Brain Can Identify Images Seen For As Little As 13 milliseconds.

 

In only 13 milliseconds your students can be on their way to improved retention and enhanced learning.

 

But only if you’re willing to take the leap first

 

Education is changing and visual note taking is being recognized as an ideal learning resource for ALL students.

 

Research completed as far back as 1980 is now being recognized and educators around the world are implementing visual note taking principles to support their students learning.

 

13 milliseconds is all it takes for the brain to recognize images and embed in the learners mind.

 

13 milliseconds could change the lives of your students for years to come.

 

13 milliseconds is all it takes for you to click the button below to give your school a toolbox full of resources that will benefit future generations

 

Or are you going to wait another 30 years?