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Eye Level Core Concepts
21 days of easy work to establish good habits and study skills.
Foundations of Number sense
Levels 1-6: Dot pattern awareness is critically important.
Structure of the Program
Basic vs. Critical, i.e. flexibility in the planning process. No two children follow the exact same path with the exact same result. Yet with consistency, all excel.
Getting comfortable with the unknown
To solve problems, we must sometimes allow our minds time to process. Be patient. Ever heard of Fermat's Last Theorem? Let them try problems for a few days before you jump in.
Corrections as a learning opportunity
Children learn a great deal about themselves in the corrections process. Everything must be corrected to 100%
Do not push
Demonstrate! Role of Mirror Neurons. There is no such thing as a lazy child. There are children who do not know how to confront their own sense of challenge. Children learn to talk by modeling off adults. There is no harm in modeling the work for child. Be careful, however, not to deprive them of their own opportunities to develop reasoning skills. Report the percentage of your assistance to us. Emotional states affect working ability.
Memory vs. New Concept
Competing for resources. Neurological transfer of concepts requires fast mode switching in order to transfer concepts into long term memory to free up the resource needed for new concept acquisition. Do not push!
Absorb vs. Decay
Graph lines- Every day really counts for children. There are children who will slip within hours if there is no reinforcement. Daily study is not negotiable.
Right Increment at the Right Time : Do not think of this work as homework. Think of it as training. Harder work may tire the student out sooner. Do not be afraid to cut the booklet to manageable proportions.
Comfort zones can be seen. If there is a lot of proprioceptive motion ("one's own", "individual" and perception, is the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement) in the body, the work is slightly beyond the child's comfort zone.
(Training, Good, Better, Best)--The better your records, the more our lesson plan will fit your child's needs.
Protect the 'Study Environment' at Home
Consistent time, consistent expectations. Create a study environment that maximizes success.
"My kid knows it." "How well?" Different stages of concept acquisition exist.
Praise, received either during or after completion of an act, which encourages a repeat of the action.
Mistakes are not bad
Everyone makes mistakes. Mistakes are not bad. Mistakes teach us how to try something else. Edison knew this.