SOUND PICTURES AND VISUAL IMAGES
Dolphins, IDEAL and Dilo
The Basis of Learning
The Role of Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Mentors
Arousing Curiosity and Stimulating Imagination and Creativity
Mobilising the Brain
Indigo Children, Childbirth and Behaviour, Control Drugs
PEP, Special Needs, Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
Teaching Techniques Enthusiasm, Humiliation, Feeling special, Smoothing relationships, Creative activities-making English ‘cool’. Monitoring progress, Overcoming resistance to learning, Acceptable behaviour, Reducing bad behaviour and truancy, Rudolf Steiner and Maria Montesson
How IDEAL Works
Grades, Duration, Tests, Certificate of Achievement.
Step by Step Guide on How to Run IDEAL Classes
Questionnaire, Assessments (SATS), Quiz, Book review,
Your favourite Character, Questionaire 2, IDEAL appraisal, Examples of work, School play.
Dolphin Watching, Adoption and Research
Stepping Into the Future
Humans have a unique relationship with dolphins because of their brain size and intelligence. Encounters with these delightful sea mammals induces a feeling of well-being. Dolphins turn work into play and have a proven record of improving memory and helping those with learning difficulties.
IDEAL (Integrated Dolphin Education And Learning) uses the mentally stimulating power of dolphins to help children of all abilities to improve literacy. It is a holistic approach to education in which parents and students co-operate with teachers in a joyful circle of creative learning which retains the original objective of mastering reading, writing and speaking English but becomes much more fun.
In an invitation to join him on a joyful trail through this book the author explains how the communications revolution and the explosive growth of the world wide web is changing everyone’s lives and making a command of English ever more important.
In this section Dilo the dolphin is introduced and the basis and evolution of language is examined. The reader also finds out about the mental processes involved in learning and how dolphins stimulate the brain and mobilise mental processes that link written and spoken words to objects and activities. The role parents, families and mentors can play, especially in children with mental/medical conditions such as autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, and how to relate to the so-called Indigo children are also explained.
This section is devoted to teaching techniques and includes a step by-step guide on how to run IDEAL classes and evaluate progress using standard assessment tests (SATS).
A bi-product of IDEAL is a greater understanding of the lives of dolphins, and the importance of conserving the rich and varied life of the oceans. The creation of Website Warriors empowers everyone who can use a computer and has a command of English to play a role in safeguarding the seas.
A generation is growing up which is using its brains in new ways. At the same time spiritual values are being revised. Identifying these traits has led to the recognition that the current rigid approach to education is inappropriate for students who are highly mentally and physically active and want to change the world. Such youngsters should be recognised as having special capabilities as well as special needs.