The Ability to Learn Is A Natural Ability We All Have
Given that the above statement is demonstrably true, it would make sense; and even seem immensely logical, that we all should be interested in strengthening, making more of, empowering and facilitating this great natural ability.
It would also make great sense to discover, articulate and develop the processes necessary to eliminate, remove and/or prevent the occurrence of any impediment to or interference with this natural ability to learn.
Well, we are happy to say, the work has been done to accomplish both of the statements in the paragraphs above. And that information is available on this site.
We strengthen and “make more of” the natural ability your child or student has to learn… and we eliminate the barriers that prevent learning.
Five decades of research has resulted in the following key valuable elements which are now available to help you or your kids learn:
- The discovery of the key Seven Barriers to Comprehension that impede, and even totally block, learning.
- The processes for eliminating these impediments and blocks where they have already occurred.
- The processes that will prevent them from occurring in the first place.
- The processes needed to enhance, strengthen and optimally engage our natural ability to learn.
- Discovery of the Twelve Vital Fundamentals of Life Processes which, when violated, interfere with the student’s ability to actually be fully present and study.
- Remedies for the effects of these violations where they have occurred
- Techniques to prevent violations of these Twelve Vital Fundamentals of Life Processes.
Practitioners in the field of education have resorted to “tinkering” with the educative process by introducing “additives” which have been piled on top of a system that is fundamentally flawed.
It is flawed because it does not recognize, honor and validate a basic attribute of the child or student — the natural ability to learn — and it does not facilitate that ability correctly.
It is also flawed because it does not recognize the Seven Barriers to Comprehension; and in violating them, impedes the child’s natural ability to learn.
All the tinkering, and the additives, only serve to complicate and worsen the process of education that our children have been subjected to. And the result has been a worsening of educational results in recent decades. (For the facts on how bad it is, click here)
The materials on this site avoid these errors. We get back to the basics involved in the learning process — not the issue of curricula to study — but the underlying phenomena of the learning process.
What you’ll find here is the result of empirical research, test, and observation: not theoretical musings.
What we have available here are the means to:
- facilitate, expand and strengthen your child’s/student’s natural abilities and faculties
- prevent the occurrence of non-comprehension and non-understanding due to the presence of barriers to comprehension
- prevent violations of the natural learning processes of the child or student
- remove any non-comprehensions that have resulted from violation of the child’s natural learning processes or the presence of comprehension barriers
What we have found is that kids naturally want to learn! They enjoy the process of discovery and learning! Aristotle knew this and commented on it over 2000 years ago.
Compare this with what we are seeing happen in our schools systems today — 31% of kids dropping out from the 100 largest public schools districts, and a recent report reveals 18% of kids in the Philadelphia School District are chronically truant on any given day!
Something is obviously amiss in today’s standard system.
Compare that tragedy to the story related to us by Anthony, a business consulting client and one of the users of our How to Learn–How to Teach Manual.
Anthony has a seven-and-two-thirds year old son (I’ve always found it fascinating how kids notice and are proud of their aging by the month).
Anthony had learned the truths contained in our discovery of the Seven Barriers to Comprehension, and began applying them to his son Brian.
One night Brian was reading from one of his books aloud while his father listened. When Brian finished the page, his dad asked, “Brian, are there any words on that page that you don’t know the meaning of?”
“Well yes,” said Brian, and he began to point them out. “This one, and this one, and this one,” as he pointed out several.
His dad was quite shocked, for he hadn’t imagined that his son would be given material from school that would cause so many non-comprehensions. But then, on later reflection, he remembered that this was the same scenario he went through as a child.
To cut the long story short, Anthony decided to buy a child’s dictionary for his son, so they took off to Barnes & Noble, where Anthony allowed his boy to select the one he was happiest with.
Anthony was totally amazed to see his son sitting on the floor during this selection process exclaiming, “Wow, this is cool! Great! Look at all these words with their meanings here. This is great! I really like this!”
So enamored was young Brian with this new wonder that, that night, he actually sat up in bed reading his dictionary for pleasure! Next day he took it to school to show the other children, and they were equally blown away by this wonder — to such an extent that young Brian decided he wanted to raid his savings account and buy a dictionary for every kid in the class because, as he told his father, “They all need one dad!”
Now that is a passion for learning. The natural delight children have for the process of discovery and the winning at learning that you can turn on in your child. Read Anthony’s sequence of emails that reported on his son Brian’s success here.
You need to act on this now, for your own good and peace of mind.
Imagine how you will feel, the shame and regret, when, if in the future your child did not succeed in school or in his or her study and thereby had a difficult time in life, if you do not act today and do all you can to help your child succeed.
Worse, if you are aware your child is having difficulty, and you do not act today to help undo that difficulty, imagine how you will feel when, later, you see the damage that could have been prevented had you acted today!
This is your most important duty, to help your child learn, and to do so today!