Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Right brain education the future or quackery? part 2

Hi Everyone,

I have just completed Module 2 of the Tweedlewink overview course. Module 2 concentrated on the Tweedlewink formula which is 6 Senses + 6 Stages = 12 Techniques.

The stages are:   

The Senses Are

12 techniques
Fly (Graduate to the wink program)

What I gathered the most from this Module is the importance of the parent/child relationship when it comes to this early learning program. If your relationship with your child is very tense or the other relationship's within the household are tense no matter what you try to teach or do it will not work. It is also important the reasons why you want to teach your child an early learning program as well? Are you hoping to make a child genius or wanting to build a better bond with your child? If your motives for teaching are not right your child and you will end up having a horrible time together because they will sense that your motives for being with them do not come from a place of love and yes they do pick up on this just hold a baby when you are very upset and see what happens. The baby will become upset to.

The Right Brain is the emotional brain and responds to a calm and loving environment and is at its optimum when it is relaxed. The right brain is able to take loads and loads of information not in sequential or logical order which is why you can use flashcards of many different varieties the right brain can take it all in and the left brain will put it in order later. A Right Brain programme is gentle, not forceful which many of us can recall being made to sit down in a classroom and learn something totally useless or not want to learn something. Which is why I think a gentle no testing your child programme that works is hard to fathom and I know that I have had a hard time with some of the concepts but I also have read up on the two different hemispheres and what each hemisphere is responsible for and what this course is saying does make sense.

Time to talk about the techniques:
1. Love ( Images of thought and emotion)
2. Image (Hold the highest image of your child and their future happiness)
3. Flash (High quality visual images)
4. Listen (High quality Audio classical music, world music languages)
5 Talk (talk to your child about what is going on)
6. Track (Visual movement)
7. Move (Exercise)
8. Think (Matching, Sorting, Sequencing)
9. Draw (Writing and Drawing)
10. Do (Purposeful Play)
11 Read (Early Reading skills)
12. Fly (To the wink programme)

The 6 Senses relate to learning styles. Now if you are teaching a newborn then they are less likely to have developed a learning style  but if you have an infant/toddler toddler or preschooler your child might have developed a distinct learning style. ( I will go into how to determine your child's learning style later in part 3)

Sight = Visual
Sound = Auditory
Touch = Tactile (kinesthetic)
Taste =  Tactile
Smell = Tactile
Thoughts/Feelings Energy Sensitive.

How do each of the techniques relate to the brain

The first four techniques relate to the optimum development of the Right Brain it needs love, positive images from the people that love him/her around the child. High quality visual input through flashcards, picture books and posters. Last but not least High Quality audio input which can be through book reading, languages classical music or any other calming music.

The next three a Corpus Collusem builders. The Corpus Collusum is the band of fibres that connect the right and left brain. These nerves relay information back and forth between the right and left hemisphere. Healthy left and right communication occurs through these techniques
5. Talk Speak to your baby.
6. Track - Visual tracking doing eye exercises with the baby holding an object and moving it left and right, up and down and in circles.
7. Move Exercise (exercises that cross over the mid line of your body. Touch your left hand to your right foot and vice versa, crossing arms over chest first left over right then right over left.

The next four are a foundation for optimum left brain development.
8. Think, Matching games, sorting games and sequencing games,
9. Draw  Showing and interest in writing and drawing pictures such as a person with legs and arms.
10. Do Purposeful play. Pretend to cook, look after a dolly, build things with a work bench.
11. Early reading: Able to sound out words phonetically 'g' 'o' go or 'c' 'a' 't' cat
 understands alphabet maybe able to read a few words e.g I like apples.

Well I hope this has got some of you thinking about using Right Brain Education with your children I will be going on with part 3 very soon


The above information comes from the Tweedlewink overview course by Pamela Hicken if you would like to know more please visit the website http://www.rightbrainkids.com/

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