While having a child work the iPad is a great way for them to practice what they have learnt, we first need to do the necessary teaching for the practice to take place. Building boards that set up errorless learning when working with learners is a way to do the initial teaching.
Why errorless learning?
Errorless learning helps build the correct neuropathway from the start. When we model what is expected we set children up for success.
Modelling what is expected prior to the child attempting to do the task, the child is watching what is the ‘right’ response before they attempt the task. If the task is set up in such a way they cannot make a mistake. They have the correct ‘pattern’ for their brain to begin with.
The iESLp boards are interactive in the sense that the teacher/therapist is able to design boards for teaching/therapy to teach from, then let the child repeat the activity as many times as they need until mastered. This repetition can be guided by an instructional assistant at first, working towards independence.
The boards can also be used to help with early literacy and introduction to paragraph writing about winter.
Next week we will look at a different aspect of how iESLp can be used interactively. Omazing Kids has caught onto this unique way of using the app.
Enjoy your coffee or tea as you check out these boards below from iESLp! See you next week.