The block-building kits and framework have a particular significance for supporting learning needs. The concept has been proven to scaffold learning in small group situations. Let's arrange a time to talk through your schools situation and how this method improves thinking, writing and comprehension.
The brain haemorrhage I suffered in 2014 gave me the ultimate insight into the true nature of how learning happens. I quickly came to realise some truths:
1) We need to first be engaged before we can learn.
2) The mind needs to be organised in order to function.
3) Learning happens when we make conceptual connections.
4) Thinking is hard work (we often forget this!).
"We used the bricks for planning a recount of the children's weekend. The pupils independently talked through their news which they usually find very difficult, even the lower level pupils were able to sequence their ideas on their own which was fantastic! I’m looking forward to continue working with the bricks next year, I am sure my new class will respond well to using them."
The bricks help learners structure their ideas in a cohesive manner acting as a visual prompt for clearer thinking.
Pupils can develop their language skills by learning how to structure words, build sentences and plan extended writing. The colourful and spatial nature of the bricks helps learners spot patterns.
Bringing the key ideas into the foreground and allowing the children to make their own conceptual connections will facilitate a deeper level of understanding.
The design of the bricks and whiteboards means that students are free to iterate in response to constructive feedback.
The brick building method and framework have been proven to enhance academic engagement.
The brick building kits help teachers to break activities into bite-size chunks and manageable processes.
The brick-building kits help your children organise words and communicate their understanding. Use it for blending sounds, building sentences and planning texts.
Help your learners 'Get It' by 'brickifying' the big idea. The kits are perfect for building timelines, comparing things and facilitating sorting activities.
If you start a number task by making it concrete and visual, you're on the right track. Many Mathematical programs are based on this very idea and the bricks are a perfect tool for the job. Learn together and with confidence.