Stevenson Learning Skills

Humor From a Large Child

A linguistics professor was lecturing his class: “In English a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language in which a double positive can form a negative.” A voice from the back of the room replied, “Yeah. Right.”

Humor From a Small Child

A very active, five year old girl was often told by her parents that she was “full of beans.” One night her father told her it was time to go to bed, and she replied without hesitation, “But, Daddy, I still have some beans left.”

Wisdom from Students

– Never trust a dog to watch your food. – You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. – Don’t pull dad’s finger when he tells you to. – When your mom is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair. – If you want a kitten, start out […]

Comprehension Issue

Teacher: What are you reading? Pupil: I don’t know. Teacher: But you’re reading aloud! Pupil: But I’m not listening!

PAL Materials Add Special Touch

The Stevenson Program is much more imaginative than your standard phonics instruction, but our lessons still need to center on reading text, spelling words and learning vocabulary. Although some games and activities are suggested in our manuals, PAL (Partners in Associational Learning) provides even more activities with a hands-on emphasis. If you are not familiar […]

A Happy Story

We recently visited an excellent special education teacher we know in a Las Vegas elementary school, and heard a wonderful story. This teacher is experienced with the Stevenson Program, and unusually skilled at working with students who have serious learning issues. She told us about one of the students in her fourth/fifth grade class, whom […]

Our New Favorite Saying

A good friend of ours and an excellent practitioner of the Stevenson Program, Cheryl Davila, created the following statement for the close of her e-mails:  “If a child cannot learn in the way we teach, we must teach in a way the child can learn.”  This thought is so right for teachers who work with struggling students!  We credit Cheryl, and, […]