Don’t Look Down!

Modelling How to Look Up for Visual Recall

Don’t look down!

When children are struggling, where are they looking? Just notice for a few minutes; They are probably looking down into their negative emotions or, worse, their self- talk, which is busy re-enforcing failure, with words like, “I can’t do this. It’s impossible.” When they look up, they are accessing pictures and sideways for speaking and listening. So, the message is that if the student is struggling: Don’t let them look down.

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Olive Hickmott


I am a Forensic Health and Learning Coach. A reformed Dyslexic and ADHDer I created Empowering Learning to enable highly creative, imaginative, neurodivergent students to learn in the most effective way for them, that is typically through their strengths of mental imagery. I am the architect of the New Perspectives series of personal development books and author of The Elephants in the classroom, Bridges to Success, Seeing Spells Achieving, You too can ‘do’ Health, Recover your energy, How to Reduce the Impact of Dementia, Back from the Brink... twice

Find out more at www.olivehickmott.co.uk