multi-dimensional Readucate approach to teaching any literate people how to teach
children and adults language/communication/reading/life skills, has a universal
application because the dimensions are:
Readucate Instructors learn how to integrate all senses continually so that all
learning styles are catered for and maximum results obtained.
The Readucate principles are the same, regardless of the ages of the learners,
although obviously they are taught how to change their approach according to the
ages of their classes.
Multi-skill: The Rebecca
Ostrowiak Reading Animal has six legs. The body is "attitude" which
governs all aspects of learning, both in the teacher and in the learner, the school,
the family and the community. Attitude change is consolidated through the integration
of famous author John Kehoe's Mind Power principles. This is ongoing right through
life as learners develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
six "legs" are:
- The alphabet, letter names,
sounds and formation which are learnt simultaneously and
painlessly. This leads to a systematic approach to phonics,
look-learn-say and whole language to which all mentalities,
races and ages have responded successfully for over half
- Spelling which is based on a
thorough understanding of the differentiation between letter
names, sounds and symbols A good understanding of spelling
rules leads to fearless decoding, the development of cognitive
skills, independent reading in any context as well as readable
- Comprehension: Once reading has
been decoded, it is absolutely essential to be able to understand,
not only the written word, but those that have not been
written. Readucate's unique approach to the development
of critical thinking skills in an age when the world is
overwhelmed with media messages, biased newspaper reporting,
immoral TV shows and movies, gives Readucate Instructors
and their learners the rare gift of have the courage to
think for themselves in seeking the truth.
- Writing and communication: Once
reading material has been decoded and understood, it is
essential for the learner to be able to write in good handwriting,
or type onto a computer, clearly understood well thought
out logical language of what has been read.
- Memory training: Sequencing
is essential in preventing problems in potential learning
disabled children. The unique Readucate approach to memory
training develops self-confidence, self-competition, motivation,
and, of course, an excellent memory.
- Study skills: Readucate Instructors
learn how to teach examination technique, summarizing, note
taking, schedules, essay planning and time management to
ensure that academic performance gives joy to teachers and
Multi-emotional: With suicide,
drug and alchohol addiction on the rise, Readucate counteracts
this growing trend by helping Readucate Instructors and their
learners to develop self-esteem, self-respect, self-confidence
and a love of their peers and community.