SOI News, training

New Product Launch: SOI Memory Handbook

M = My   

E = Everyday   

M = Memory  

O = Often   

R =  Refuses to   

Y = Yield Information

Does this definition of MEMORY sound familiar?  Do you forget why you walked into a room? Where you left your car keys? A neighbor or friend’s name?

Memory is a major concern for many people. It doesn’t matter if you are 8 or 80; we all need memory training to keep our brain sharp.  Visual and auditory memory is the backbone of school and career advancement. Dr. Mary Meeker recognized this deficiency back in 1977 when she designed and published the Memory Handbooks I & II.

Today we have incorporated those two brain training exercise books into one: the SOI Memory Handbook. It works to improve all areas of memory, including: figural, spatial, place, symbolic, and verbal. Using this handbook will increase your ability to Continue reading “New Product Launch: SOI Memory Handbook”

Testing, The Basics, training

Welcome to the Structure of Intellect!

SOI stands for Structure of Intellect.

What is our goal? Academic success.

How do we get there? By developing learning abilities one step at a time.

The Structure of Intellect (SOI) theory was developed by Dr. J.P. Guilford. He discovered that there are more than 90 different ways in which we can learn. He determined that comprehension, memory, evaluation, problem-solving, and creativity are the basic operations of learning.

Dr. Mary Meeker, a student of Guilford’s, applied Guilford’s theory to the practical needs of education. Dr. Meeker used the SOI model to design materials that develop learning abilities. She did this with the goal of all students being able to better their academic success.

SOI materials come in many forms:

We want to achieve two things through this blog. First, we want to make people aware of all that SOI has to offer and how they can benefit from implementing our materials. Second, we want to support our customers by sharing information about new products or programs, teaching ideas, classroom tips, tutoring suggestions, and testimonials.

Follow this blog by submitting your email address in the form found in the right-hand menu. You will be hearing from the SOI staff, who will be introduced below, as well as several SOI practitioners, who will be introduced with their first post. Continue reading “Welcome to the Structure of Intellect!”