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Learning Connect Success

Welcome to Learning Connect.  A teacher testimony is a valuable source of evidence for noting the  success of Learning Connect in the classroom. Amy Jenkins, Teacher, Great Plains Technology Center claims that "since she started using Learning Connect in January of the 2018 school year, the achievement of her students has doubled." Please listen as Amy tells her story: https://youtu.be/NcOXoPs4AXc

Brandon Mayer, Teacher, Great Plains Technology Center claims that Learning Connect is great for engaging students. He explains that instead of going to a workshop and learning one strategy, Learning Connect can give a over 100 customized strategies to entice, enlighten and engage students, while embracing the content for long-tern retention and retrieval.  Please listen as Brandon tells his story:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofzAvdF8-b0


What is Learning Connect? 

Learning Connect is an online instructional system for raising student achievement. Let's talk about student achievement.  Percentage-wise, think about how many really good learners are in your classroom.  Next, think about how many poor learners are in your classroom.

"Poor learners do not know how to activate all of their learning and processing skills. They can lose up to 50% of what they learn within 20 minutes after being taught."  (Ebbinghaus) (Jaap).

In other words, poor students do not know how to learn and retain content. We have to question as to why this student experience is happening.  Do poor learners just not want to learn?  Do they not want to succeed?  Research is consistently showing us that

85 to 90 percent of the learning difficulties in the classroom are due to poor underlying learning and processing skills.

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Preparing Students to Succeed . . .

“In order for the United States to produce young people who are well prepared to succeed in whatever they undertake, every teacher at every grade level in every domain must become a strategies teacher.  Strategies instruction needs to be adopted across the curriculum and throughout schools and school districts. It needs to begin when children enter school and continue through 12th grade.”

Gaskins, Irene. (December 23, 2009 Update). Strategies Instruction.