We’re living in a time where “do more with less” ideology reigns supreme – but is it working for us in the long run? Are our New York City students losing the ability to focus and process relevant information? Have we placed too much faith in online and digital learning solutions? Proper online learning programs do have some positive aspects like audio and visual stimulation, but is that enough to compare to traditional classroom – in person – learning?
Our children of the digital age – digital natives – have grown up glorifying multitasking. Multitasking does not get the job done. Students are doing homework while listening to pop music, having the TV on, or texting with friends. A report from Stanford University by
Ophir, Nass and Wagner shares a startling fact that media multitaskers being to lose the ability to filter irrelevant information. This digital noise starts to take up the attention that should be focused on learning and growing their knowledge.
To sum it up, effective learning still requires a teacher/educator to be present in a controlled learning environment. Our tutoring and enrichment programs offer such an environment. We utilize the effective aspects of technology to connect with digital natives. We keep their attention with interactive elements and educational zigzagging.
Our teachers are dedicated to educating New York City’s children. They make effective use of adult learning principles and encourage all students to become a real part of the learning process – physically moving about the classroom, actively listening, communicating with classmates, seeing, discovering and transferring information into long term memory.