|Posted by Whinghter on January 11, 2016 at 12:55 AM|
Hey Scholar parents!
I am very excited about this semester, and like every semester, I'm sneaking in a core skill for them to use. This time, I'm working on Mind Mapping (something that is becoming very popular with my grad students). It is very fun, and it will allow your Scholar to use a lot of creativity. I'll go over it on Day 1 so that they undertand what it is, and then we'll launch into more details in Psychology in the next weeks. For Week 1, we will go over introduction stuff and work on rapport more than anything. I'll be intentionally staying away from a lot of Clinical issues (e.g. mental illness) because that can hit close to home and it can also bring up some topics that I think you'd prefer to cover yourselves with your Scholars.
Each week, we'll be doing hands on type stuff, and many times, Scholars will be trying things out on you - please be willing to help with their "experiments" and "data collection" as needed. For some "experiments", I"ll need data sent to me ahead of time so that we can compute things (e.g., mean, SD). Helping your Scholar send in results will bolster our discussion as appropriate.
I am excited for this class - in the most geeky Psychologist way! See you soon!