I, folks, am a left brain to a T. Left brain: written language, number skills, reasoning, spoken language, science, right-handed control. Well, I did fail college algebra, once, but I came from two math/science parents. I always thought I was the opposite of my parents, but really I was just gifted with the other left-brain qualities like writing and language. And when I got out into the real world, I found that I did "get" math after all.
Right-brain: insight, 3-D forms, art awareness, imagination, music awareness, left-handed control.
Now, I don't think my principals are asking me to become ambidextrous, but they are asking us to be purposeful in developing the weaker side of our brains. For me, I believe this means incorporating media and visuals to my classroom. I confess that I am very bad with the imagination and creativity and the visual arts. BUT, I feel God taking me on that journey. Over the past year I have sensed the pressing to learn graphic design. Therefore I replaced my old computer with a Mac and bought Adobe's Creative Suite. I learned over the summer to create a DVD on my Mac and I look forward to creating new things on this contraption, which I hope to use in the classroom.
I look forward to the new and different ways God is going to enhance my creativity. Oh the things to come ...