The Learning Seeds White Paper on Momentum and Shadow teaching

  • Refresh your strategies for leading a group of learners by following motivation and expanding enthusiasm.
  • Learn to maximize Engagement by "Retrosplaining" and Starting with "Appetizers".
  • Engage Early adopters first, while you 'glue' and return to support children who disrupt or disconnect.
  • Shadow reluctant adopters with clear techniques that change behavior instead of talking about behavior.
  • Spend your 'microphone time' on  ideas and positive messages that spark curiosity for the group.
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SET INTENTION! Even if you choose to skim this article, pause when you are done and set your intention for one idea (ours or yours) to try today.

Ideas don't help children, actions help children.

Momentum and Enlightened Shadow Teaching (pdf)

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We have programs for parents and one for 1-1 Aides launching next school year

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 Want  to help a child make connections, enter play positively, and learn social and language skills from their play with peers? 

Sign up to learn more about our Enlightened Shadowing Online MicroCourses. 

Programs for educators and school districts coming in 2019. Whatever your interest, sign up to learn more.

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In less than 15 minutes per unit...

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... you'll get an audio overview, video demonstrations of real techniques in action, and materials to help you plan and respond when you need to help a child join in play, share with others, solve conflicts, or manage behavior in a group. With no more long training days.

KEEP THE CHILD'S WHOLE TEAM ON THE SAME PAGE

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It can be hard to get the whole team together, or to share strategies between home and school. With each customized tip sheet, everyone has a practical list of the strategies most helpful for each student. 

our PROVEN STRATEGIES DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN positive SOCIAL INTERACTION

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INCREASE THE NUMBER OF POSITIVE EXPERIENCES YOUR CHILD WILL HAVE

Instead of requiring dialogue to change minds, we help children most when we increase the number of positive and neutral experiences they have in school and at play. Each time your staff revisits our program, they're immersed in a rich framework inviting reflection on each child's needs and strengths. 

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INTERACTIVE SOLUTIONS PROVIDE PLANNING for children at every level

Strategies are available for all levels of motivation, from children who already desire interaction to those who are currently avoidant.  

With specific instruction for entering, sustaining, and transitioning activities, Enlightened Shadowing provides simple, workable procedures at each child's motivation level. 

OUR SOFTWARE EFFORTLESSLY DOCUMENTS EACH CHILD’S SOCIAL PROGRESS.

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From beginning to end, every teacher becomes a better teacher. Every child becomes a successful learner.

“IN THE MOMENT” LINKS BRING YOU TO AN EXPLANATION OF each CHILD’S MOTIVATIONS AND NEEDS.

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As its use continues, the program accumulates and analyzes all pertinent data, and makes accessing and reporting of complex learning data quick and accurate. 

The system grows with earned content from expert users.

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 Expanding our database and AI informed user content

ensures improved implementation algorithms, customized suggestions for further actions, clear, customized tip sheets...all easily shared by parents, care-givers and administrators.