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  1. Characteristics • Left brain dominant individuals are more orderly, literal, articulate, and to the point. They are good at understanding directions and anything that is explicit and logical. They can have trouble comprehending emotions and abstract concepts, they can feel lost when things are not clear, doubting anything that is not stated and proven. • Right brain dominant individuals are more visual and intuitive. They are better at summarizing multiple points, picking up on what's not said, visualizing things, and making things up. They can lack attention to detail, directness, organization, and the ability to explain their ideas verbally, leaving them unable to communicate effectively.

  2. Misconceptions • Right brained people are more fun. • Right brained people can draw. • Left brained people love math. • Left brained people cannot be creative. • The personality and learning style/teaching style are always the same. • If you are one way, you cannot learn to be another.

  3. What really is right v left? • Right Brain or ‘art’: ‘art’ comes from the latin word ‘artem‘  or ‘ars‘ meaning: skill as a result of learning or practice • Left Brain or ‘technical’: ‘technical’ comes from the greek word ‘tekhnikos‘ meaning: skilled in a particular art or subject

  4. Miss C.’s Percentages. • 20% Right • 80% Left

  5. Proof that Miss C. is left Brained: • I can only dance to counts. • I am extremely obsessive compulsive (see my blinds). • I am grounded in writing, and I like algebra. • I have organized creativity. • I follow the rules. • I think I’m always right. • I don’t like crying. • I like to be in charge. • I can’t see pictures in my head. • I like symmetrical rooms, designs, and faces … for instance Brad Pitt and Channing Tatum.

  6. Proof that Her right brain works: • I am not authoritarian. • I don’t assign seats. • My desk is messy. • I speed. • I play the piano. • My second draft is always right brained: creative, visually descriptive. • It takes a lot to create a bond, but once you do, you gain access to my soft side.

  7. Proof that Mr. Rossi is Right Brained: • I am a “hugger.” • I deal with emotion well. • I can easily visualize images. • I can draw. • I can dance without music. • I am dangerously impulsive. • I like asymmetry. • I am spatially oriented. • I like geometry.

  8. Proof that his Left Brain Works: • I do not like disorder. • I am writing oriented. • My outfit has to flow. • I can lead. • I keep a neat beard.

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