Support for Families Learning at Home

Are you looking for ways to support your child while they learn at home? We invite you to view our process that builds deep learning and needs only a book and a piece of paper.

Talking to explain and coaching to extend thinking are powerful ways to deepen understanding and are central to our process. Look at the posters below. You can see that talking to explain & coaching create the most brain activity, and both help learners retain important ideas.




In this video Susan discusses how you can use the process we call the "thinking log" to stimulate your child's brain:

Download: The Thinking Log 2

Download: The Thinking Log Process

Download: The Thinking Log Process - write-on version

Download: A Guided Thinking Log




The videos and resources below will guide you in the process for different age groups:











If you are interested in also developing spelling skills in addition to deep processing and imagery development, please consider this video outline how to layer word mapping into the thinking log process.



Download: Brain Word Mapping

Download: Home Learners Thinking Log - with Word Mapping




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