All Children Can Handle Greatness. Yes, I said all.

All Children Can Handle Greatness. Yes, I said all. really the Kumon website said it:

At the heart associated with the Kumon Method is the fact all children can handle greatness. By using their moms and dads, family and friends, children could form in ways that will humble and amaze you.

Kumon’s founder, Toru Kumon, thought every child gets the prospective to learn far beyond his / her parents’ expectation. ‘It’s our work as educators,’ Kumon said, ‘Not to stuff knowledge into young ones as if these people were simply empty boxes, but to encourage each child to want to learn, to enjoy learning and become effective at learning whatever he or she may must or wish to in the foreseeable future.’ Children who learn through the Kumon Method not only acquire more knowledge, but additionally the ability to learn on their own.

But I believe it too (as they once were) though I do wonder if this ‘Kumon belief’ extends to middle aged adults, or if there’s a point at which our brains calcify and aren’t as ‘capable of greatness’.

Final week my friend Catherine and I visited the Kumon head office.

I bring back some Kumon lore:

  • Kumon were only available in 1954, when 2nd grader Takeshi Kumon arrived home from school by having a crumpled up math test stuffed in his backpack. I find it hilarious, by the way, that the ‘crumpled math test’ is this experience that is universal transcends continents and generations.
  • Mrs. Kumon told her husband Toru, a high school math teacher, that he required to assist math, and voilá to their son, the Kumon worksheet came to be.

  • Today, you will find 4.2 million kids studying Kumon in 46 countries.

Think about the ‘grown ups?’

Turns out, there is an adult Kumon workbook, Train the human Brain: 60 Days to a Better Brain, plus it has sold millions of copies. From the introduction:

Through my research, I found that simple calculations could activate the mind better than any other activity. We also discovered that the best way to trigger the biggest regions of the brain would be to solve these calculations quickly.

Eight months into this crazy venture, and I’m thinking it essaywriterforyou com is Kumon ( maybe not Kaplan) that might get me up to a perfect score, and I also’m thinking that the ‘10,000 hours till mastery’ theory is probably not so far down. (we keep meaning to calculate how hours that are many left in 2011.)**

Really however, I think I’m a Kumon-lifer now. It goes through calculus), I want to start the Kumon reading regimen (lessons include Shakespeare, Homer, James Baldwin, Mark Twain — for starters) after I finish the math program (.

And then, I would like to create a sculpture out of my workbooks, just such as this boy that is little:


In my opinion they said he finished the reading and the math programs, by the grade that is third.

Perhaps Not that this might be a competition or anything, but if she can do it…..


…..then therefore may I.

**As of August 11, 2011 at 11:00 am, there are 3,421 hours left last year. (Have I mentioned that my birthday falls on 11/11/11 this year) many thanks for calculating for me personally Gilles.

Video Conglomeration: My Week Without Kids

My one week with both kids away come july 1st, is over.

Offered me when I say, they are always distracting me) — I had planned to get a lot of SAT work done during those few, precious days when they were both away that I use ‘my kids’ as my biggest excuse for not being able to ‘focus’ (and trust.

No concept if that actually happened; it’s all a big blur now.

We can say this without a doubt:

  • I did so do my Kumon every single day.
  • I had more IQ and Assessment tests (therefore interesting).
  • No idea if I improved in the SAT front.
  • The SATs are Method harder than I’d ever imagined.

The Most Useful Proof Is Frequently Ignored


From Inside Higher Ed about a book that is new Uneducated Guesses:

Then Wainer examined four colleges that let students submit SAT or scores that are ACT as well as for which first-year grades had been also available: Barnard and Colby Colleges, Carnegie Mellon University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. At all of these institutions, the students who submitted SAT scores had somewhat better first-year grades than those whom didn’t.

Wainer contends that these as well as other information suggest that colleges that seek to enlist those who will perform best in their year that is first are against the proof when they make the SAT optional. ‘Making the SAT optional seems to guarantee that it will likely be the lower-scoring students who perform more poorly, on average, in their first-year college courses, also though the admissions office has found other evidence on which to provide them a spot,’ he writes.

I quote this as someone who did terribly on the SAT in senior school, and I actually don’t think it’s because We ‘didn’t test well.’

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    Художник Игорь Андрианов

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