Student Texts:

Word Roots

  • Beginning, The Critical Thinking Co. 
  • Level 1, The Critical Thinking Co. 
  • Level 2, The Critical Thinking Co. 

Daily Grams Guided Review Aiding Mastery Skills:


Easy Grammar Ultimate Series 180 Teaching Lessons

Italics Handwriting 

  • Book A 
  • Book B 
  • Book C 
  • Book D 
  • Book E


  • Draw the USA 
  • Draw the World 
  • The Encyclopedia of Animals, 
  • The Children’s Book of Virtues 
  • The Book of Virtues 
  • A Child’s Garden of Verses, Stevenson
  • The Harp and the Laurel Wreath 
  • Aesop’s Fables 


  • Sargeant York: Hist Own Life Story and War Diary by Alvin York 
  • The History of US: An Age of Extremes: 1880-1917 
  • The History of Us: War, Peace, and All that Jazz: 1918-1945 



Pathways to Building & Strengthening Cognitive Skills

Pathways to Improving and Supporting Memory and Critical Thinking

Pathways for Developing Critical Thinking While Learning at Home

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Cultivating the growth of resilient, reasoning learners

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. While presenting symptoms may be recognized as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, processing disorders, memory disorders, ADD/ADHD, concussion syndrome, struggles with executive functions, and autism, I look to exercise the underlying cognitive functions through specific strategies. 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 Level 3 Equipping Minds practitioner 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. My teaching experience includes writing K-12 lesson plans using a Classically oriented, Concept-Based approach to develop cognitive skills and increase critical thinking. Today, continuing coursework adds to my education and experience informing my work with all clients.

-Jessica Stearns