Becky Wittig Finding Success With The Odyssey Student

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Becky Wittig Finding Success With The Odyssey Student

  1. 1. Finding Success with the Odyssey Student
  2. 2. FOCUS : <ul><li>1.Setting the Stage for Learning </li></ul><ul><li>2. How to “Study your Child” </li></ul><ul><li>3. Parent Learning Styles Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>4. Student Learning Styles Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>5. Scheduling Your Week </li></ul><ul><li>6. Encouragement and Motivation </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1.Setting the Stage for Learning <ul><li>The parent as teacher needs to state short-term as well as long term goals. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Prerequisite skills and background knowledge – related to learning levels <ul><ul><ul><li>1. Independent Level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2. Instructional Level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3. Frustration Level </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Setting the Stage <ul><li>Teach to modalities. </li></ul><ul><li>Build interest in lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>Remove distractions . </li></ul><ul><li>Make the risk of trying manageable and the prospect of failing survivable for students. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2. How to “Study your Child <ul><li>Three different learning styles or modalities: </li></ul><ul><li>Auditory – Hear it </li></ul><ul><li>Visual – See it or Watch it </li></ul><ul><li>Tactile/Kinesthetic – Touch it or Do it </li></ul>
  7. 7. Scheduling <ul><li>1. Decide if your child works better in the morning, afternoon, or evening. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Schedule the hardest subjects during your child’s most productive times. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Experiment with frequent short breaks vs. fewer longer breaks. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Decide if a traditional or a block schedule would work best for your child. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Always try a schedule for three weeks before you give up on it. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Children feel much more secure if there is routine and predictability in their lives. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Encouragement and Motivation <ul><li>Positive encouragement is one of the most powerful tools you can use to motivate your child. </li></ul><ul><li>It takes 11 positive comments to negate or cancel out 1 negative comment. </li></ul><ul><li>Make comments specific to the individual child and take out the element of competition with others. </li></ul><ul><li>Doing something one way and not being successful is another thing learned; don’t consider it failure. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Student’s Basic Needs <ul><li>Survival </li></ul><ul><li>Love </li></ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom </li></ul>

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