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The Home Learning Solution for the New School Year

Call it homeschooling, virtual school, hybrid schooling, home learning or whatever you like, but students say school isn’t the same this year. No matter what your community has established for its new school routine, it has an impact on students’ education.

Social interaction is a very important part of learning, and parents are discovering creative ways to keep their children engaged with their friends and family. Physical activity, also important to the learning process, keeps the body and brain working together and helps increase children’s moods and attitudes. Unfortunately, parents don’t always have the time to make this a part of their daily routine.

A lot of parents and students can benefit from Continue reading “The Home Learning Solution for the New School Year”

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2017 – 2018 Certified Learning Report

INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION AND SOI CERTIFIED LEARNING

Individual Instruction — personified by the image of a tutor working one-on-one with a student — is the gold standard in education. Tutoring is superior instruction because it allows students to work at their own pace while the tutor is constantly monitoring progress and is available whenever a student needs help or guidance.

This type of teaching is especially important in the formative years (kindergarten to grade three) when children first encounter the world of formal education, and are most susceptible to learning difficulties. Early failures, if unobserved or otherwise unaddressed, become fissures in the students’ foundations for learning. They are very difficult to repair and almost always compromise further educational development.

Unfortunately, individual instruction is not the Continue reading “2017 – 2018 Certified Learning Report”

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Taking the Next Step in Learning

At SOI Systems, we provide you with practical ways to help your students succeed. SOI is a system of assessments and training materials that develop intellectual abilities and learning functions.

We equip students with the necessary intellectual skills to learn subject matter, do analytical thinking, become more creative, and, most importantly, learn how to learn.

GIFTED & TALENTED

The robustness of the SOI tests helps incorporate students with gifts in areas not usually included in other assessments. figural, symbolic, evaluation, and creativity abilities are all Continue reading “Taking the Next Step in Learning”

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SOI Certified Learning Annual Report: 2015-2016

Blog GraphCertified Learning teaches each student individually. It employs a tutorial model of instruction designed for classroom-size groups. It covers the basic curriculum – reading, math, and science concepts – for the primary grades.

It also teaches foundational abilities and skills that are necessary (but often lacking) for learning the content curriculum. The overall goal is to optimally prepare each student for the transition to the more advanced curriculum of the middle grades.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Out of every 100 lessons assigned, 98 were completed and mastered in the pass-fail tests. Only 2% of the assigned lessons were not mastered. The 98% that were mastered by all students represents an average of 75 lessons – the equivalent of a full year’s curriculum – for each of the participating students.

This is just a brief introduction of all that is included in this year’s report. Please view the full report for details on the 2015-2016 results. You will be amazed at what these students have accomplished!

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Seven Key Questions You Should Be Asking in Your Classroom

What makes a successful classroom? Or, more importantly, what makes successful students?

Is it a good teacher? The most organized classroom? The most exciting lessons?

While all of these things are important, we believe that the key to success is this: the student.

  1. Is this student ready to learn?
  2. How does the student learn best?
  3. What areas does the student struggle in?
  4. How quickly is the student progressing through the lessons?
  5. Does the student have any learning gaps?
  6. What can we do to help the student learn best?
  7. Why is this student falling behind?

Do these things sound important to you? We promise you that they’re important to us!

That’s why we developed Continue reading “Seven Key Questions You Should Be Asking in Your Classroom”

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I Can Hear the Drum Roll of Education

It has arrived or will soon arrive. That would be the new school year.

The machinery behind school beginning is monumental even down to the small five-year-old I saw that was proudly lugging a basket full of schools supplies. I expressed my respect to him that he was carrying that big basket himself. He cocked his head and said, “Yup, I’m going to school and we have everything on the list!” I followed the happy boy and his mother out of the store and I actually sat in my car for a few minutes just thinking about the happiness in this boy’s face.

In addition to his list of supplies, on his first day of school he will begin checking off the list of learning abilities necessary for the grade level he is in through his own personal performance. Is he able to concentrate, comprehend, and remember? Is he able to start developing good decision making, problem-solving, and creative thinking skills? Does he have the necessary visual stamina, auditory listening skills, and body control?

If the answers are yes, then he moves along with the teaching, the curriculum, and the expectations that are mandated for Kindergarten and for the all the grades that follow. If many of the answers are no, a whole separate machinery begins within the school system that is Continue reading “I Can Hear the Drum Roll of Education”