Covid 19 showed us all sorts of imaginative and productive ways to seek the knowledge we craved. But many children fell behind. Why? Because we should have taught them HOW to think not WHAT to think. We should have shown them HOW to learn. Without in-person attention, more was required of parents and students than had been in a long time.
For too long, we have been brought up believing that everyone starts school with an empty slate that teachers fill up with good things. The “good” students remember everything the teacher thinks is important and can recite almost verbatim the wisdom of the books and lectures. The other students don’t remember. Neither group of students applies the information or remembers it after the test, and all of them go blithely on their way missing the best this world has to offer. What a Waste! All the potential they have for greatness dies on the vine because they believe after school there’s nothing more to gain by learning. By eliminating those thoughts and processes they no longer need, they could open doors and crash through those glass ceilings. They could become more, keep their minds engaged, and could reach heights of achievement they could not have imagined during their school years. The empty slate model of education is a complete fraud, and our current system of education no longer serves us.
Let me introduce you to my son, Sean.
When he finished 7th grade, he had flunked Math, English, and Biology. I understand that some math and science can be difficult, but how do you flunk your native language?!! He was required to do summer school: 1 month, 4 days a week, 2 hours per day per subject (Math and English, they didn’t offer Biology). At the end of the session, they gave him a passing grade and would allow him into 8th grade the following fall. In other words, they replaced 300 hours of in-class learning with 64 hours of make-up work.
Sean then took an assessment test to see where he was. He tested 4th grade in Math, 5th/6th grade in English, 5th grade in Social Studies, and 5th grade in general science… How could anyone say that he was qualified to enter 8th grade?
Sean decided to try and get caught up over the summer, so he worked on his math skills and up to 6th grade (a two-grade improvement!) in 6 weeks. He then looked at the upcoming year and couldn’t see any reason to continue public school when after 7 years of school he’d only progressed 5 or 6. When asked if he wanted to try homeschooling for 8th grade, he shrugged, thinking it couldn’t be worse.
Since it was the bicentenary of the Lewis and Clark expedition, he thought it would be great to incorporate all his subjects, (math, history, English comprehension and writing, and his sciences), with this focus, especially since some of the stops made by Lewis and Clark were within driving distance.
In this way, he could break down the walls between subjects and get a 360-degree perspective on this historic time in the country’s growth. He wanted to put the process to the test.
We notified the proper authorities and they were aghast.
“You’re depriving your child of the school experience!”
“He’ll fall behind and never get caught up!”
“You’ll never succeed as a teacher…you don’t have a proper degree in education!”
You may get those reactions from the educational community yourself. But you should know this: You are qualified to teach your child how to learn because when they know how to learn, the subject matter doesn’t matter! That means that you do not have to be an expert in every field of study to get your child on track to be in that top percentage of students.
Now Sean is not a dumb kid. He is not lazy by any stretch of the imagination. But on standardized tests, he was scoring in the 20th percentile. When he found out he had to take an assessment test to get into 9th grade in public school (he wanted to be in the band) He had been reading and doing worksheets and testing all year, so he wasn’t worried.”
He took the assessment test and when we got the results back, he was very proud of his progress. His lowest score was 10th grade. But some of the scores came back “phs” and we had no idea what that meant. Down at the bottom of the page, in teeny, tiny print, in grey, were the words “phs–post high school.” Some of his scores were 14th-16th grade! He had jumped 10 grades in 1 year.
Who Am I?
I am a teacher and also a student. You can’t be one without being the other. When I was growing up, my parents were teachers and gave music lessons at home. I would sit in the next room and listen. They made use of a process of learning that I will share with you. I thought everyone learned that way. I thought all teachers taught that way. I was wrong on both counts.
I have taught thousands of students in many subjects, and of course, I use it myself. I have taught students who’d been labeled “unteachable” and those with IQs much higher than mine. This process works. Your child can learn academics, sports and arts, and philosophy, and they’ll see the world in a new light. Everything is connected! And the great thing is this: NO ONE STARTS FROM 0.
If you feel your children have fallen behind and cannot ever catch up, take heart. The mind of a human being is designed to learn, regardless of limitations.
This Process Works!!
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Let my students speak for themselves:
Rebecca is an excellent teacher! She is very good at breaking down complicated concepts and is very patient with you during the learning process. A+!
Rebecca is a great teacher. She zeros in on your individual talents and needs. I must say, I’m doing better than I ever thought I would, and I know it is because of Rebecca’s insights into her students and her knowledge.
I love having Rebecca as a teacher. She works at my pace and is easy to learn from. I have really enjoyed my sessions and would recommend her to anyone who wants to improve.
Simply put, learning occurs naturally through experience and is applicable to any task. By following the methodology and process the application works on almost any endeavor. I’ve used it in financial investing, gardening, and other daily activities. That is one of the advantages of this method, you do not need intervention to correct errors and progress. My personal experience has validated the method works and works well.
Kathy, Joel’s mom
When I brought my son, Joel (age 14) to Rebecca, he’d already been rejected by several other guitar teachers. “Children on the autistic spectrum cannot learn guitar,” these teachers said. Joel was devastated. Rebecca, on the other hand, said, “Sure! We can work together. We’ll have fun!” I cried. And they did have fun.
After 3 years of training, Rebecca let us know that two non-autistic students who had started at the same time (with other teachers) were a year behind him. But I noticed more changes as well. He was more confident, and his performance in school improved as well. In fact, the counselor accused us of faking his autism!
You may notice that not all of my students are school-aged children; some are parents with children or grandchildren of their own. Regardless of the age, this process works.
Look at what my colleagues say about this method!
Christian Simpson (Look him up! He’s famous!)
This lady is an unsung genius.
Her methods have taught adults and children alike to master subjects in a fraction of the time it takes traditional approaches – and at a far, far deeper level.
If you are a parent, don’t miss this opportunity. To your child, it is priceless.
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