Gil Tippy Has a Simple Mind, Part 3: Foundation Academics, Symbolism, Abstraction and How to Write Goals from Simple Curriculum

27 Jan

 

 

In Part 3 of this lecture, I discuss simple ideas, like how you came to know that when two things are next to each other, they have a relationship, and that there is a meaning to that relationship. This seemingly simple concept, so often difficult for kids and adults with developmental challenges, is at the core of many much more complex academics. I go on to discuss many other seemingly simple concepts, without which you cannot enter kindergarten, but which get passed over in traditional curriculums, and typical support for kids with developmental challenges. I created a term, “Foundation Academics”, which I first presented in a lecture at Rebecca School seven years ago, to describe all of the basic curriculum which really needs be the basis of any support for persons with developmental challenges. I also talk about the ease with which you could write meaningful, measurable academic goals from such a seemingly simple curriculum.

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  1. GIL TIPPY ON FOUNDATION ACADEMICS | Rebecca School - July 18, 2014

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