“How can we help our children to become independent learners?”
We started with that question at the @trio_world_school@trioworldschool in January 2023.
And in keeping with the school’s extremely organized approach to change, we planned and executed workshops throughout the year for all the stakeholders – the teachers, parents, and students - to achieve that goal.
Is it important for children to become independent learners?
The answer of course is YES.
Independent learning is vital for life.
Children who are not independent learners start struggling academically as soon as they move to the 6th grade.
In the 6th grade children are expected to understand as the teacher teaches in class, learn what has been taught at home and perform well in tests.
Are children able to do this?
Children who were doing well in primary school – start performing poorly in middle school because they are not independent learners.
Poor performance leads to them losing interest in learning.
This then leads to the adults in their life calling them lazy and scolding and punishing them.
Which then leads to an absolute hatred of learning.
A downward spiral thus begins as the struggle to learn leads to a life that feels like a struggle.
For parents - To shift focus from “how much is learnt” to “how to learn”
For teachers - To teach “the way the brain learns”
For students – To “use the brain efficiently.”
I loved making this happen through the workshops I conducted for teachers, parents, and students throughout the year.
As always, I was floored by the enthusiasm with which the teachers, parents and students received every workshop.
Partnering with the Trio schools in their initiatives to make learning easier and more enjoyable is my greatest joy every year.
I am so grateful for these opportunities to apply neuroscience to create impact.
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