New Program Develops Academic Mindsets for Young Learners with Risk of School Failure

New Program Develops Academic Mindsets for Young Learners with Risk of School Failure
Born for Greatness: Me, You and the Dalai Lama by Bouncy the People Trainer

Alice Ray, author of the recently published Born for Greatness: Me, You and the Dalai Lama by Bouncy the People Trainer and CEO of Ripple Effects, announces the release of two new apps for iOS devices: Bouncy’s You Can Learn School Edition and Bouncy’s You Can Learn Teacher Edition that makes the evidence-based learning system available to early learners and their educators.

“Research has shown that waiting until second grade to develop a student’s sense of self-efficacy about learning increases risk of school failure,” says Alice Ray, who designed the new program. Ripple Effects’ Whole Spectrum Intervention System is listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Specifically designed for educators, Bouncy’s You Can Learn school and teacher editions are comprehensive learning programs that develop a sense of agency about learning in the most challenged four to six-year-olds. The avatar-based apps use art, music, videos, games and animated adventures to motivate young students to care about learning, believe they can learn, understand learning takes effort, and deepen their commitment to persevere through setbacks—a constellation of mindsets.

Pilot testing with kindergarteners at risk for school failure in an urban school in Cleveland suggests that kids who use the program engage more in live classroom activities, ask questions and participate in group exercises, after just two weeks of exposure to the program. Rutgers’ Social Emotional Learning Lab expert Dr. Maurice Elias has said the program, “…moves the work of building children’s social-emotional skills to a new plane.” (Edutopia)

Related Links

Learn more about Born for Greatness: Me, You and the Dalai Lama by Bouncy the People Trainer, available from Research Press.

Learn more about Bouncy’s You Can Learn app, available from Ripple Effects.