OUR APPROACH

Micro-Learning + Metacognition = MindSage

We’ve designed MindSage to be a highly effective learning tool that easily fits into your class schedule.

Using a micro-learning approach, our lessons stimulate self analysis and awareness.

MICRO-LEARNING

Students are bombarded with massive amounts of information every day.  To ensure that students pay attention and remember each lesson, we’ve found less is more.

“In the digital age, it seems the ability to stay focused is now a superpower.”

-www.medicaldaily.com

MindSage uses the four principles of micro-learning to present information in short 2-4 minute soft skills lesson videos.

A brief 5-10 minute discussion at the beginning and end of the week, round out the program.

Find out more: MindSage Micro-Learning Whitepaper

MINDSAGE SOFT SKILLS

METAGOGNITION

Above and beyond retention, we want our students to achieve application and adoption.

MindSage combines micro-learning with a metacognitive approach to help students make deep and lasting changes over time.
Find out more in our Metacognitive Approach Whitepaper.
Our metacognitive component allows for transformative learning. We want to help students trigger ‘a-ha’ moments, as they examine basic personal meaning perspectives.
Using weekly assignments, students are asked to observe, notice, analyze and assess themselves in light of the weekly soft skill lesson. Students are then asked to record their findings in their MindSage journal.

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The greatest and most profound changes a student can make, are those they choose to make on their own.

FREE STANDING LESSONS

Organizations like CASEL.org recognize the role free standing lessons play in the implementation of any SEL program:

Research has shown that social and emotional development can be fostered, and social and emotional skills, attitudes, and behaviors can be taught using a variety of approaches:

  • Free-standing lessons designed to enhance students’ social and emotional competence explicitly.
  • Teaching practices such as cooperative learning and project-based learning, which promote SEL.
  • Integration of SEL an academic curriculum such as language arts, math, social studies, or health.
  • Organizational strategies that promote SEL as a schoolwide initiative that creates a climate and culture conducive to learning.

From CASEL.ORG

“Micro-learning (ML) combines micro-content delivery with a sequence of micro interactions which enable users to learn without information overload.  This has the potential to enable better learning results in terms of retention of propositional content.”

-Association for Information Systems

When should soft skills training begin?