Pathways for Developing Critical Thinking While Learning at Home

Pathways for Developing Critical Thinking While Learning at Home is a program to help students and parents facing the challenges associated with teaching and learning at home. The objective of this program is for students to learn how to apply strategies that increase metacognition, critical thinking, problem-solving, and resilience supplementing their assigned course work with enriching learning sessions. Approached from a developmental perspective, this online program is offered to students through one-on-one online learning sessions.

Student Learning Sessions:

Once intake is completed, an analysis of the student’s course work is completed to integrate critical reasoning components, strengthen academic skills, and provide an enriching series of learning sessions building on the student’s current course work. Learning sessions, totaling a minimum of 3 hours per week, are scheduled in 30-60 minute sessions over a 12 week cycle. When cognitive development is included with the sessions, a minimum of 60 hours of cognitive development work is required.

Fees:

  • Intake Assessment, $100.00
  • Designing personalized lessons with 2 learning sessions per week, $80.00 per hour. 

Materials:

PLEASE NOTE: *items are necessary. Other material is dependent on the client’s needs and will be discussed during your consultation.

  • Skill level, subject matter books to be determined during consultation, see Resource page for examples
  • *Student Workbook available from equippingminds.com, $19.00 for download
  • Sound Therapy available for ages 0-7, 8-12, Adult, or Family program, prices vary – Learn More
  • Maintaining Brains Everyday- Download, flash drive, or DVD, available from pyramidofpotential.com, $19.99 – $34.95
  • Blink, The World’s Fastest Game 
  • Spot it Animals 
  • Spot it Camping 
  • Qwitch 
  • Set 
  • Unifix Cubes- 10 colors
  • Yo, Millard Filmore – authors: Will Cleveland & Mark Alvarez
  • Yo, Sacramento – authors: Will Cleveland & Mark Alvarez
  • gofindit-Outdoor Nature Scavenger Hunt Card Game 
  • Slide Puzzle
  • Pattern Blocks and Boards
  • Color Code 
  • Quartet Dry Erase Markers
  • Avery 1” Ultralast 3 Ring Binder
  • Better Office Sheet Protectors, 50 sheets

Pathways to Building & Strengthening Cognitive Skills

Pathways to Improving and Supporting Memory and Critical Thinking

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Helping children with learning disorders, struggling students, and adults strengthen their memory, sharpen attention, boost processing speed, and increase critical thinking through individualized online sessions. Please submit your information and you will be called to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Cultivating the growth of resilient, reasoning learners

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Meet Jessica

I agree with the idea that resilience requires developing skills in the areas of connectivity, autonomy, efficacy, and compassion. I also believe that maturing in these areas is facilitated by our ability to perceive our relationships and environments accurately and reason soundly in order to respond rightly to the challenges we face. Our ability to perceive accurately, reason aptly, and respond rightly are linked to cognitive skills that undergird learning and increase resilience.

As a cognitive development practitioner and critical thinking coach, I am motivated to serve people who demonstrate weak cognitive skills that impede learning and undermine resilience. These weaknesses are experienced in areas of memory, processing speed, visual and auditory processing, attention, comprehension, and critical thinking. It has been a privilege for me to work with a diverse population of people; from creating and implementing an early intervention reading program for at-risk children to preparing and presenting brain health workshops designed to improve memory skills for seniors.

I am a certified cognitive development Mediator implementing Equipping Minds and am certified to teach Psychology. In addition to a Master of Education degree focused on Human Development and Cognitive Psychology, I hold a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis on coaching. For years I practiced a Classically oriented, Concept-Based approach to education. Utilizing this approach, I wrote a K-12 curriculum with lesson plans designed to develop cognitive skills and increase critical thinking. My experience using this approach influences my work with my clients today.

Since June 2016, I have completed 160 continuing education hours equipping me to identify various cognitive deficits and choose specific strategies for improving the cognitive disorders presented by my clients. These disorders include autism, concussion syndrome, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, processing disorders, memory disorders, ADD/ADHD, executive functioning, comprehension, and communication disorders.

-Jessica Stearns