Help St. Justin School Grow Dendrites!
Have you ever sat through a painful lecture, workshop, meeting or presentation? Is the only thing you gained from the experience a memory that it was awful? Have you ever crammed for an exam only to forget all the information as soon as the exam is over?
Brain research has shown us why some strategies produce real learning and others do not. Two key components are meaningful engagement embedded in the learning and ongoing feedback and coaching to produce the best results.
The faculty of St. Justin leads the way among area schools in such engagement and has been assisting other schools in developing these strategies. We are hoping for some additional tools to assist us in meaningfully engaging our students and for providing the feedback and direction to ensure the learning sticks.
St. Justin Wish List for Brain Growth: Approximate Cost
Computer tablets (similar to iPads) for K-4 $250 each
Computer Notebooks for grades 5-8 $250 each
Kindle Paperwhite for library use $120 each
Stability Balls (for active sitting) $35 each or 10/$350
Fitballs (P E Class) $120 – 4 balls, 1 each size
Fitness on the Ball book $25 each
Fitball Kids book $20 each
Standing desk $84 each
Alphabetter Desk $200 each