We are letting England’s young people down. Are you prepared to Act?

England is meant to be great at education.  I don’t think so.

When is the education system, going to realise the vital role mental imagery has in learning.  Schools are said to follow multi-sensory teaching and learning.  Do you as parents or teachers know anything about visual learning,  that is all about mental imagery. And  we don’t teach it in schools.

Schools can now use an on-line CPD programme from Empowering Learning to teach all school staff about the vital role of mental imagery.  Less than £50 per teacher and you will save a fortune in Special Needs.  Take a look at www.cpdoutofthebox.co.uk and see what a difference you can make in your school.

“England’s young adults trail world in literacy and maths”.  BBC

A major study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows how England’s 16 to 24-year-olds are falling behind their Asian and European counterparts.  England is 22nd for literacy and 21st for numeracy out of 24 countries. This all starts at 4 years old.
Teaching purely phonics in English that isn’t a purely phonic language makes no sense.  How do you do mental maths without mental images, this is what 50% of our children are attempting!

OECD: English school leavers ‘among least literate and numerate in the developed world’

How much longer are we prepared to settle for this?  It is a human right to be taught in a way that works for the student.

“Our children are here to teach us” and most of the time we don’t listen and label them as having a learning difficulty.

Please go and find out how our exceptionally imaginative and creative people learn at Empowering Learning (www.empoweringlearning.co.uk) and then ask teachers to take a look at http://www.cpdoutofthebox.co.uk and demand that they learn new skills for teaching these talented students.

About olivehickmott

I am a Forensic Learning coach, showing people how they can improve their own learning and change their health. Working with creative neurodivergent students is a joy, as they learn new skills to overcome many of their learning challenges.
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1 Response to We are letting England’s young people down. Are you prepared to Act?

  1. Here is the guadian’s report:OECD literacy leagues: poverty and inequality blamed for England’s results: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/oct/08/oecd-adult-literacy-numeracy-uk-poverty-inequality

    and from Save the Children: Help us change the story for the UK’s poorest children. bit.ly/1gjZdlK

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