CALL FOR EDUCATORS/Summary of the Educational Paradigm Project
- *****CALL FOR EDUCATORS*****
The Educational Services Group of the Bridgewater
Sisterhood is calling for volunteer educators to
work with us to develop a web-based system for
the delivery of instruction and knowledge to
Uniquely Perceptive Children (indigo children).
United States, Canada , and World-Wide
The Bridgewater Sisterhood is working to change
the educational paradigm in the United States,
Canada , and world-wide to include Uniquely
Perceptive Students and others who do not learn
by reading. Many of these children have been
diagnosed with ADD/HD and are taking medications
like Ritalin, Concerta, Provigil, and other
medications that they might not need. A new
system for the delivery of knowledge for these
learning-disabled children and young adults is
needed. Filling that need is one of the primary
missions of the Bridgewater Sisterhood.
Volunteers from all areas of education are
needed, especially those familiar with the
differences in learning between those children
who are uniquely perceptive and those who are
not. State certification, classroom time, a
computer, and the desire to make a positive
change in the educational system are
needed. Educators who themselves are Uniquely
Perceptive People will be especially useful in
developing the new way of teaching and learning.
For more information please e-mail
Paula Koval, Chief Operating Officer of the
Bridgewater Sisterhood at
Experienced parents whose home-schooling curricula have been
state-approved are welcome to keep us from reinventing the wheel.
A Brief Summary of the Educational Paradigm Project
The Bridgewater Sisterhood Uniquely Perceptive People
About 3.8 million school-age children and
adolescents have been diagnosed as having
Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity
Disorder because of the behavior they exhibit in
classrooms. They are sometimes called learning
disabled because they have low grades and little
interest in what it being taught in class. The
medical cure for this condition is called
Ritalin, Concerta, Provigil, and other prescription drugs.
Many of these children possess a high degree of
innate intelligence but cannot absorb knowledge
in the usual classroom setting. They are often
subjected to the negative reinforcements that
they have seemingly earned, like poor grades,
ridicule, ostracism, and attitude
problems. Some turn to the escape of drugs or alcohol and drop out of school.
Current Findings of the Bridgewater Sisterhood
Many of these children are indigo
children. This term has been so hackneyed and
exploited as to have no real value in describing
these children. It has also taken on an
association with people whose livelihood is made
using this term in literature and movies.
We have found that these children prefer a term
we derived to describe them: Uniquely Perceptive
People. Their perceptions share some
commonalities but they are as unique as anyone
elses. Children and teens feel comfortable
using a term that describes them as people.
Unique Perceptions in the Classrooms
Many Uniquely Perceptive Children (Up
children?) cannot derive any benefits from the
current classroom paradigm: reading to learn.
These students retain knowledge that is imparted
to them through visual, verbal, and hands-on
learning. It has been said that where the
average student retains 10% of what they hear
while the Up-student holds 50% or more.
The big question that these students have is
not how but why? Why is it spelled like
that? Why is it done like that? Why do I need
to learn to solve simultaneous equations? Why
are they solved that way? Why is it pronounced like that? Why?
Answering such questions may appear to be time
consuming and can slow the progress of the rest
of a class that understands the material
presented. Taking time to answer why? often
causes a hostile atmosphere between the
Up-student and the educator and the Up-student
and the rest of the class. The student who asked
why? can be subjected to ostracism and ridicule from classmates.
After enough negativity the Up-student will
become withdrawn and silent and may seek escape
in substance abuse and leave school as soon as
they can, often years before graduation.
Any changes to the existing delivery system for
education must originate with those who know
education best: teachers and home-school
parents. The Bridgewater Sisterhood doesnt have
the expertise needed to craft such a system.
It seems that there are two types of
systems: supplementary and primary, with primary
systems being the major conduit for
education. The supplementary system may be used
as an adjunct to an existing classroom setting.
The Bridgewater Sisterhood has searched for
on-line facilities that may be most adaptable to
a web-based solution and has found two.
The first is a fee-based website (the fee is paid
by the Sisterhood) that lends itself to the
creation of multiple classrooms where one might
post a text lesson and receive some questions,
comments, or other postings. Within each
classroom there is the ability to create several
different lessons using the thread-keeping
abilities of the classroom. The idea is to use a
blackboard or textbook to stimulate a
dialogue between the teacher and the student that starts in the classroom.
The Sisterhood has licensed a chat facility that
is secure because it is under the control of its
chat administrator. It has a capacity of 500 persons logged-in.
The chat administrators function is to keep the rooms secure from intruders.
It is envisioned that the teacher can tell
students to meet at this facility, in a chat room
that can be opened, closed, and removed at the
will of the teacher. The particular room can be
password protected to assure privacy between the teacher and the students.
Another layer of security will be provided by
doing background checks for all members through a
firm that specializes in background checks for
non-profit organizations (the Sisterhood is
surely non-profit!) including Little League
Baseball, Pop Warner Football, and others.
This is a first step towards changing learning to
be more responsive to students whose needs cannot
be met in the customary classroom setting. We
are in uncharted waters here. Regardless, the
Sisterhood believes that any attempt to help
these students to learn what they need to be
safe, productive, and comfortable in contemporary
society is better than no change at all.
Paula Gershom Koval
Vice president and COO
Bridgewater Sisterhood Uniquely Perceptive People
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