Using Visual Stimuli Effectively - A Picture Says a Thousand Words.

Our aim is to equip you with evidence-based practices and practical examples that will enable you to effectively integrate visual stimuli into your lessons.

Welcome to this teacher training course on utilising visual stimuli and tailoring lessons to meet the needs of diverse learners in the classroom. Throughout this short course, we will explore the power of visual aids and strategies to create an engaging and inclusive learning environment. By incorporating visual elements, we can enhance comprehension, promote active participation, and cater to various learning styles.

Our aim is to equip you with evidence-based practices and practical examples that will enable you to effectively integrate visual stimuli into your lessons. We recognize that each student is unique, with different strengths, abilities, and preferences. Therefore, we will emphasize the importance of differentiating instruction to accommodate individual needs and foster a supportive atmosphere where all students can thrive.

We will discuss how through visual stimulus and tailored lessons, we can nurture empathy, resilience, and a sense of global citizenship in our students. By encouraging them to reflect on the world around them and fostering a belief in their ability to effect positive change, we can inspire them to become compassionate and proactive agents of transformation.

Sometimes the best teaching resources are the simplest of all.

The Topics We Will Cover

  • The importance of igniting the senses of students and effectively using resources within the classroom.
  • The impact of using simple resources, such as flashcards, on the learning experience of children.
  • The role of flashcards as catalysts for independent research and the development of essential skills in students.
  • The concept of the child’s brain as a “sensitive period” of development, as discussed by Gavin McCormack.
  • The characteristics of visual learners and how they tend to remember what they see rather than what they hear.
  • The use of visuals to engage visual learners and assist in their learning activities.
  • The value of viewing students as teachers and introducing alternative sources of knowledge in the classroom.
  • The effectiveness of flashcards as classroom resources and how they can encourage independence and student voice.
  • Various activities to stimulate the imagination of visual learners, such as watching short clips, drawing diagrams, and examining art.
  • A step-by-step plan for delivering lessons using flashcards to maximize student output, including preparation, stimulus delivery, group engagement, conversation flow, agency and choice, independent research, and follow-up activities.

Meet our Instructors

Gavin McCormack

Meet Gavin McCormack. He has been a teacher/school principal for over 25 years. He is the co-founder of and the Montessori Australia Ambassador, with a passion for inclusive and child-focused pedagogies. He has worked in several countries around the world, Is a children's author, and philanthropist and has trained thousands of teacher around the world.

Mark Williams

Meet Mark Williams. He is an internationally recognised professor of cognitive neuroscience, with over 25 years of experience conducting behavioural and brain imaging research focusing on our social skills. He has taught the fundamentals of neuroscience to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as publishing more than 70 scientific articles. Mark has been awarded numerous high-profile fellowships and grants, and worked both at MIT in the USA and at universities in Australia.