“Invisible” Skills of Top Learners
20th May 2021, 8:30pm to 9:30pm (Singapore Time)
Can you believe that some of the MOST IMPORTANT skills your learners need to have are “invisible”, “unspoken”, and rarely thought of? Well, this is true!
Pre-academic skills are often thought of as basic preschool skills such as the ability to sit at a desk, follow instructions from a teacher, match and sort colours, shapes, sizes etc. They are actually a lot more than that. With better understanding of our brains, pre-academic skills are increasingly being thought of as part of our cognitive skills. In fact, these skills are not only relevant for preschool students, but older students too. Many school-going children may underperform in school because their pre-academic skills were not fully or properly developed. Pre-academic skills are the brain skills such as working memory, cognitive flexibility, and impulse control which not only underlie successful academic achievement but also successful social-emotional relationships.
Join us at this webinar as we discuss these invisible and rarely-discussed, yet profoundly important skills. If parents and educators start thinking about these skills and developing them holistically from young, the long-term benefits to our learners will be immense!
Attend this webinar to:
- Uncover pre-academic skills and why they are some of the most important skills for our learners to develop.
- Learn about the “Task Analysis” model to guide our holistic thinking in developing these important skills in our learners.
- Take home practical strategies to help your learners develop solid pre-academic skills
Ms Cheryl Chia, Founder and Director, BrainFit®
With more than 20 years’ experience in brain fitness training, Ms Cheryl Chia is an accomplished physiotherapist, who is also the founder of BrainFit, an entity that specialises in scientific brain fitness training. Cheryl holds a Master Degree in Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia. She was awarded a full scholarship from KK Hospital, Singapore and was also the overall coordinator for paediatric neurology physiotherapy there. She has lectured in Nanyang Polytechnic and is a much sought-after speaker, including at events organised by MediaCorp, the Child Guidance Clinic, schools and international brain-based learning conferences. She is a frequent invited guest on Parenting Made Easy Radio 93.8, where she shares her expertise on brain fitness to help parents raise smarter and more resilient children. Cheryl is also an author and a mother to two young girls.