Simon got a big cheer today in class when he mastered the next level of his cognitive exercise, Word. He even told me about it! I think he was more excited about the cheer than the mastery as he added “No one cheered Word last year!”. He was chuffed with himself tonight! As I understand it, the exercises, rather like the neurones in the brain, are connected so masteries in what seem to be unrelated cognitive improvement exercises enable masteries in the other exercises to be achieved more easily and quickly. That having been said, nothing in the Arrowsmith programme comes quickly or easily particularly if you are working on an area of significant weakness, it takes hard work and dedication to make those new neural pathways and improve your brain!
More wise words from Mr Coppins on the whiteboard this week.