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SOI National Workshop Highlights 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed attending the SOI National Workshop in Lubbock in January 2016. Whenever or wherever I hear Diane Hochstein speak, I always hear little sayings or quotes that are amazing and sometimes life-changing. I used to attend workshops and listen intently without writing down these “gems.” I finally learned at this workshop to write these quotes down so I could remember them forever. This year we also had the privilege of learning from the experience of Dylan Fitzpatrick.

First, I want to share with you Dylan’s beliefs: there are no bad children; work with children because they are gifts; no act is wasted with a child because you made a connection, an ounce of action is worth a ton of theory; and a person has to be ready for success.

SOI gives an individual three things:

  • Autonomy: solve problems on our own without reward.
  • Mastery: fulfillment of “I did it!”
  • Purpose in our life: we have goals, and there is a realization that there is something bigger than ourselves.

To empower means to have the resources to draw on from their own personal experiences. There is no greater gift than to empower someone.

And here are the gems of wisdom from Diane: Continue reading “SOI National Workshop Highlights 2016”

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The Key to Empowering Your Students

Empower means to make someone stronger or more confident. Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or administrator, you want to see your student(s) succeed!

Even though this is every educator’s goal, it’s often much easier said than done. In a classroom of 25 students, there will undoubtedly be a variety of personalities, learning speeds, abilities, and learning styles. Each student is unique, which means that teaching to each student’s individual needs can be a challenge.

What if there was an easier way to work with each student on his or her individual learning needs?

Fortunately, there is! Here at SOI, we can provide you with the necessary tools so that all of your students can reach their full learning potential by improving their learning abilities. We want to help you help your students.

The first step in this process is to find out what each student’s strengths and weaknesses are. In just a couple of hours, you can administer SOI’s learning abilities tests. The test results profile the following abilities: reading, math, memory, comprehension, problem-solving, evaluation, and creativity. The easy-to-read analysis clearly shows you what abilities the student needs to be working on.

The next step is easy. Order a personalized workbook for each student. The workbook is designed to specifically target each student’s profile. It focuses on improving the learning abilities that the student will benefit from the most. Continue reading “The Key to Empowering Your Students”