Our Student Program
Lessons are based on three core principles:
Learning by doingActive participation in lessons engages children’s natural curiosity and ability to learn.
Practice makes perfectBasic skills must be mastered before more complex skills can be attempted.
Encourage and praiseThe more students’ successes are praised, the more they strive to be successful.
Lesson kits and formats
How lessons are presented
Televisions and DVD players are provided as part of the program. The DVD features a teacher introducing concepts and skills, demonstrating good educational practices and actively involving students. Classroom teachers lead their students in similar activities. Many lessons conclude with reviews that encourage additional student participation.
Teacher’s Guides provide directions for using the materials in the teaching kits and added learning activities. In the days following each DVD lesson, teachers choose extra practice activities to complete with their classes.
Assessment activities, provided at the end of each lesson, help to determine whether students have mastered the skills and are ready to move on to new challenges.
Lesson Kits include
Each grade level kit includes a DVD with lessons for each subject area: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Creative Arts and (beginning in Grade 4) Social Studies.
A Teacher’s Guide that explains lessons, objectives and activities accompanies every DVD.
Every kit includes necessary materials: books, manipulatives, science equipment, maps, art materials, musical instruments and more.
In some cases, extra materials are included to support a learning concept.