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Rob shares his thoughts on the state of education as well as important details that parents can use to help support their child's learning.

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Makes Sense

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The human body is equipped with five different senses. They are:

  • Sight or Visual
  • Hearing or Auditory
  • Smell or Olfactory
  • Taste or Gustatory
  • Touch or Tactile

Studies into how we learn have repeatedly suggested that we remember:

  • 20% of what we read
  • 30% of what we hear
  • 40% of what we see
  • 50% of what we say
  • 60% of what we do and
  • 90% of what we simultaneously see, hear, say, and do

Children who struggle to learn in typical ways (whatever that means) often benefit from repeated exposure to different educational curricula that are presented in a multi-sensory, hierarchical, and repetitive fashion. When a good teacher has access to such curricula and is able to systematically implement said curricula, students can make significant progress. Too many well-intentioned teachers do not have access to the materials they need to meet the needs of the students they teach.

If your child's teacher is not currently using a clinically and classroom proven, research-based, multi-sensory, hierarchical curriculum to teach your child the skills they need to function in life, then you as the parent must insist that they start using one immediately. If that doesn't work, then go straight to the principal and express your concerns! If that doesn't work, then take your parental voice straight to the superintendent and then the board of education. In other words, parents, you must be the voice of common sense that helps your child receive the services they need. You, as the parent, hold the power to affect real change inside the classroom! Be that change, so your child has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

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