72 Power Tools of Learning

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Thinking Tools 

  • Philosophy of Education-body, soul and spirit
  • Psychology of Education-willing, feeling and thinking
  • Developmental stages of childhood-seven year cycles with 2 1/3 year subcycles
  • Imagination-the higher power of thinking
  • Socratic questioning-creates a dialogue
  • Visualizing-thinking tool necessary for conception
  • Reviewing and summarizing-one of the components of reciprocal teaching
  • Observations-developing a keen sense of observation
  • Symbols-we teach through symbols, tokens, and stories
  • Decoding-a necessary tool for some children to learn to read
  • Feedback-the necessary information for a learning conversation
  • Goal setting-key process for future planning
  • Content expectations-need learning tasks to activate this criteria
  • The four temperaments-the four temperaments help build personality traits
  • Information gathering-need Internet research skills
  • Cognitive assessments-good for the thinker
  • Course description and expectations-begin with the end in mind
  • Criteria based State Content Expectations

Feeling Tools 

  • Emulation-creates the desire to model a good example
  • Relationships-the key to communicating your true interest in each learner
  • Inspiration-the higher force that arises from hearing
  • Enthusiasm-an irreplaceable driving force of education
  • Biographies-the key way to present history
  • Humor-an essential component of every lessson
  • Choral speaking-aligns listening with speaking
  • Vocalizing-helps develop articulation skills
  • Team building-an essential communication skill
  • Awe, wish, wonder-three key forces necessary to develop desire for knowledge
  • Devotion, reverence, respect-three key feeligs necessary for teachers in begin teaching
  • Correspondences to the human-all knowledge should be related to the human being
  • Storytelling by heart-the key method of delivering instruction
  • Micro-society learning communities-replicas of real life communities
  • Auditory selections-stimulation from great sources
  • Conflict-resolution skill development-the social element of balance

 Willing Tools

  • Imitation-the primary learning force of the child between birth and seven years old
  • Intuition-a form of knowing that links to the force of willing
  • Listening-inclining the ear to hear
  • Example-a model shared with students as one method of accomplishing a task
  • Modeling-following an example of another person
  • Motivation-the driving force of education
  • Music-the most powerful tool of education that combines the three fundamental forces
  • Singing-a tool that should be used throughout the learning day
  • Rhythm-the best reinforcement in education
  • Rhythmic counting-the foundation for all math
  • Repetition-the rhythmic element of education that strengthens memory
  • Musical instruments-the best way to develop the brain
  • Dance-a kinesthetic reinforcement of spatial awareness
  • Graphic organizers-visual tools that focus thinking
  • Good literature (libraries)-often times replaced by the Internet as a knowledge repository
  • Painting-the feeling realm of the will is explicated by watercolor painting
  • Handwork-knitting, crocheting, sewing, etc.-reinforces eye to hand coordination and refines small motor control while developing the neocortex
  • Form Drawing-graphic arts tools that enhances layout, balance, and symmetry
  • Sculpture-a kinesthetic activity that brings a concept into form
  • Architecture (building)-history is depicted in architecture
  • Woodworking-a practical activity to enhance the will and create practical items
  • Gardening-the best way to study botany, biology, and the life force in plants
  • Clay modeling, beeswax modeling, etc.-forming shapes enhance will power
  • Drama-combines memorizing, speaking, kinesthetic activity, and literature
  • Illustrating-develops the right side of the brain and enhances visualization skills
  • Fairy Tales (fantasy)-enhances imagination and systems thinking
  • Mythology-gives alternative meanings to natural forces
  • History-helps orient the learner in time
  • Legends-fables-parables-complete engrams that convey great meanings in simple words

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2 Thoughts

  1. The Intuitive Learning philosophy so very much intrigues me. Might there be a chance to have a tour of a Waldorf school in Detroit? You have inspired my learning. Thank you~


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