Below, you will have the opportunity to watch me working with a student named Evan. He has already spent time with me on previous days completing the process of writing a three paragraph letter for the first time. He was very successful. He is now beginning his sixth math lesson with me in the Saxon Intermediate 4 book.
I would like you to notice how comfortable he is with the process of instruction. Evan began his math at a level where he knew most everything from the first lesson but also had one or two new skills he learned and was excited about.
I did not show him performing the complete lesson because the next step is for him to complete the thirty practice problems that review the skills learned in the previous five lessons as well as today's. He was close to completing two lessons a day in the math period before this lesson. It is also boring to watch.
The goals I had with Evan were to understand what a fact family was and the meaning of the word difference. He was to successfully show understanding in his practice. He accomplished both.
The white board behind me provides a means of using visuals for instruction support.
The instructional method used is what I will be doing exactly the same with New Park Street Christian Academy, except with up to 14 more students on line. Any questions, please contact me.
I am Tim Ihms, the founder, head master, instructor, book keeper, and part time custodian at New Park Street Christian Academy. The blogs on this page are written for the parents of New Park Street students and for those who may be interested in sending their child to the school some day.